2015, Number 3
AMC 2015; 19 (3)
Álvarez LA, Nimer KA, García LY
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ABSTRACTBackground: tibial diaphyseal fracture is a common traumatic condition. However, there is not a standardized consensus to treat patients with this condition. That is why, it is important to get to a consensus for treating patients with tibial diaphyseal fractures.
Objective: to validate a therapeutic algorithm for the management of patients with tibial diaphyseal fractures.
Methods: Delphi method was applied for the validation of the algorithm. A group of experts was consulted. This group was composed of 16 specialists in Orthopedics and Traumatology from five teaching hospitals in all the country. The consulted professionals have 18, 5 professional years of experience on average. One of them is a Doctor of Medical Sciences, one is a titular professor, six are Masters, and five are second degree specialists.
Results: the values corresponding to different matrices (absolute-frequencies matrix, accumulated-frequencies matrix, indicative cutting-points matrix) were calculated.
Conclusions: the proposed algorithm was validated regarding: design, applicability, pertinence, and practical sense.