Segmental fractures of the leg, though rare, often imply serious complications. We present a concept of management which considers the impaired circulation to fracture fragments. In our opinion plate osteosynthesis and medullary nailing should remain the exception; closed methods have priority. In open fractures external fixation devices are preferred.
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