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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12095
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Comparison of antegrade intramedullary nailing vs. plate fixation for humeral shaft fractures


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Antegrade intramedullary nail versus plate fixation in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures: An update meta-analysis

Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Nov;98(46):e17952.

Contributing Authors: H Wen S Zhu C Li Z Chen H Yang Y Xu

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Synopsis

15 studies (839 patients) were included in this meta-analysis comparing plate fixation to intramedullary nailing for the treatment of humeral shaft fractures. Outcomes of interest included the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, operative time, blood loss, and the incidence of non-union, nerve injury, post-operative infection, re-operation delayed union and shoulder and elbow joint ...

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