Clinical Trial

Carbon Fiber Implants

Study Description

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.


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No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

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 Küntscher 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

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Official Study Title

Intramedullary Nailing of Tibia Shaft Fractures With Carbon Fiber Implants Versus Titanium Nails: A Randomized Cohort Study

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