The Outcomes of Tibial Fracture Patients Who Underwent Orif Compared to MIPO
Minimal Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) is a new technique of internal fixation that is aimed to fix the weaknesses of conventional techniques. In this study, we researched the outcome of patients with a tibial fracture who underwent Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) compared to MIPO. We found 30 patients, of which 15 had conventional internal fixation surgery (ORIP) and 15 had minimally invasive internal fixation surgery (MIPO). The chi-square test for length of hospital stay resulted in a p value = 0.043 (p <0.05), showing there was a difference in length of stay between the ORIP group and the MIPO group. From all the postoperative complications studied, the chi-square test resulted in p >0.05 which meant there was no difference in the variables between the ORIF group and the MIPO group. Meanwhile, for postoperative complications, there were no differences between the ORIF group and the MIPO group.