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Volume:10 Issue:1 Number:17 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12906
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Improved Elbow Function with Locking Plate vs Non-Locking Plate for Distal Humerus Fractures


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OrthoEvidence. Improved Elbow Function with Locking Plate vs Non-Locking Plate for Distal Humerus Fractures. ACE Report. 2021;10(1):17. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12906

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Locking versus non-locking plates in fixation of extra-articular distal humerus fracture: a randomized controlled study.

Int Orthop. 2020 Dec;44(12):2761-2767

Contributing Authors: S Galal Y Mattar AME Solyman M Ezzat

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Synopsis

Sixty patients with distal humerus fractures were randomized to undergo surgical fixation with either a locking plates (n=30) or non-locking plates (n=30). The primary outcome of interest was the the Mayo elbow performance score (MEPS). Secondary outcomes of interest included surgical time, incidence of complications, elbow range of motion, and incidence of union at 3 and 6 months follow-up. MEPS ...

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