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Intramedullary nails versus distal locking plates for fracture of the distal femur: results from the Trial of Acute Femoral Fracture Fixation (TrAFFix) randomised feasibility study and process evaluation

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Objectives: This feasibility study and process evaluation assessed the likely success of a definitive trial of intramedullary fixation with locked retrograde nails versus extramedullary fixation with fixed angle plates for fractures of the distal femur.

Design & setting: A multicentre, parallel, two-arm, randomised controlled feasibility study with an embedded process evaluation was conducted at seven NHS hospitals in England. Treatment was randomly allocated in 1:1 ratio, strat...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026810

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
Subgroup:
Botnar Research Centre
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
ORCID:
0000-0003-2976-7523
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
5
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Article: e026810
Publication date:
2019-05-05
Acceptance date:
2019-04-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:987497
URN:
uri:e3f97dd4-deaa-4d8f-8827-c51c2e8b4097
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uuid:e3f97dd4-deaa-4d8f-8827-c51c2e8b4097
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pubs:987497

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