Nazri Mohd Yusof

International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Publications (2)6.77 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Although non-operative treatment is a mainstay of tibial fracture management in children, certain fractures require a surgical approach. However, choices concerning optimal methods and implants are difficult. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of percutaneous plating of tibial fractures in children. Sixteen tibial fractures treated using the percutaneous plating technique between 2000 and 2007 were reviewed. The mean age at operation was 10 years 9 months (range: 6-16 years). There were eight open and closed fractures each. Operative indications were acute fractures with associated injuries or fractures, open fractures and compartment syndrome. Nonunions or failures following other treatments were also indicated. Without exposing the fracture sites, the plates were fixed through a subcutaneous tunnel from remote incisions. All fractures healed without a bone graft. The mean time required for union was 13 weeks (range: 8-24 weeks). No major complications such as malunion, implant failure or deep infection occurred. With the exception of one case with a 15-mm overgrowth, no discrepancy in leg length over 10mm was encountered. Other minor complications included one case each of transient superficial infection and skin irritation caused by the plate. All patients achieved an excellent or satisfactory clinical outcome with no limping. Percutaneous plating technique is a safe alternative treatment for paediatric tibial fractures that are difficult to manage using other methods.
    Injury 07/2009; 40(12):1286-91. DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2009.02.020 · 2.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Distal tibial reconstruction with use of an external fixator when there is bone loss, limb-length discrepancy, and/or ankle instability is associated with many problems. The technique of limb-lengthening, ankle arthrodesis, and segmental transfer over an intramedullary nail has been introduced to overcome these problems. The present study investigates this combined technique. Between 2002 and 2005, six patients, who ranged from seventeen to seventy years old, underwent distal tibial reconstruction and ankle arthrodesis with use of a circular external fixator and an intramedullary nail to treat a distal tibial defect following resection for chronic osteomyelitis or tumor or to treat a limb-length discrepancy combined with ankle instability. Functional and radiographic results were evaluated, with use of the criteria described by Paley et al., at an average follow-up of thirty-four months. The mean size of the bone defects in three patients was 5.3 cm (2, 7, and 7 cm), and the mean amount of the limb-shortening in four patients was 5.25 cm (range, 4 to 6 cm). The mean external fixation time was 3.5 months, and the mean external fixator index was 0.57 mo/cm. There was no recurrence of infection in the two patients with osteomyelitis. All six patients had excellent bone results, and the functional results were excellent for two patients and good for four patients. There were four complications, three of which were categorized, according to Paley, as a problem (a difficulty that occurs during lengthening and is resolved without operative intervention) and one that was categorized as an obstacle (a difficulty that occurs during lengthening and needs operative treatment). The combined technique is an improvement over the classic external fixation techniques of distal tibial reconstruction with ankle arthrodesis. It reduces the duration of external fixation, thus increasing patient acceptance, and it is associated with a low complication rate facilitating more rapid rehabilitation.
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 11/2007; 89(10):2218-24. DOI:10.2106/JBJS.F.01579 · 4.31 Impact Factor

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16 Citations
6.77 Total Impact Points


  • 2009
    • International Islamic University Malaysia
      Kuala Lumpor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2007
    • Istanbul University
      • Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
      ─░stanbul, Istanbul, Turkey