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Use of a Novel Tibial Traction Triangle for Intramedullary Nailing of Tibia Fractures

Sathy, Ashoke K., MD*; Prabhakar, Pooja, BA*; Harirah, Muhammad, BA*; Hay, Michael, MD

doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001354
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Summary: Malalignment after intramedullary nailing of proximal and distal tibia fractures remains a significant problem. We describe the use of a novel device to ease treatment of tibia fractures that undergo intramedullary nailing. The tibial traction triangle is simple and easy to use and allows for better reductions, leading to lower rates of malalignment. A prospective series of 11 patients is presented.

*Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; and

Graham Regional Medical Center, Graham, TX.

Reprints: Ashoke K. Sathy, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-8836 (e-mail:

The authors report no conflict of interest.

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Accepted October 02, 2018

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