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Ilizarov Fixator Technique in Type V and VI Tibial Plateau Fractures: A Case Series

Mohsen Mardani-Kivi 1 , Mahmoud Karimi Mobarakeh 2 , Sohrab Keyhani 3 and Zoleikha Azari 4 , *
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1 Orthopedic Department, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2 Orthopedic Department, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3 Orthopedic Department, Akhtar Hospital, Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Orthopedic Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: May 31, 2019, 24 (3); e67618
  • Published Online: December 9, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 17, 2018
  • Revised: October 14, 2018
  • Accepted: November 3, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.67618

To Cite: Mardani-Kivi M, Karimi Mobarakeh M, Keyhani S, Azari Z. Ilizarov Fixator Technique in Type V and VI Tibial Plateau Fractures: A Case Series, Trauma Mon. 2019 ; 24(3):e67618. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.67618.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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