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Table 4 Bony union times for the femoral and tibial fractures with different fixation methods

From: The floating knee: epidemiology, prognostic indicators & outcome following surgical management

Fracture fixation methods Number of patients Bony union time
Intramedullary nailing – Diaphyseal femur 20 19.1 weeks
Dynamic Hip screw – Proximal femur 5 15 weeks
Dynamic condylar screw – Distal femur 4 22.5 weeks
Intramedullary nailing – Diaphyseal tibia 20 20.8 weeks
Buttress plating – Tibial plateau 3 17 weeks
External Fixation – Open tibial fracture 6 28 weeks