“Carbon Fiber Implants”
The investigators will compare intramedullary nailing of open and closed tibia shaft fractures with carbon fiber implant versus titanium implant in a Level I trauma setting.
Device - Carbon Fiber Implant
A cannulated rod, made of long carbon fiber reinforced polymer, with interlocking holes at its proximal and distal ends. The Nail provides for a slight bend. A Tantalum radiopaque marker along the Nail longitudinal axis provides for its visualization under fluoroscopy. The Nail proximal end is marked by a tantalum marker.
Device - Titanium Implant
An intramedullary rod, also known as an intramedullary nail (IM nail) or inter-locking nail or KÃ¼ntscher nail (without proximal or distal fixation), is a metal rod forced into the medullary cavity of a bone. IM nails have long been used to treat fractures of long bones of the body
Intramedullary Nailing of Tibia Shaft Fractures With Carbon Fiber Implants Versus Titanium Nails: A Randomized Cohort Study