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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:529 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #3602
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

The use of the intramedullary nail is most effective in treating humerus shaft fractures

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OrthoEvidence. The use of the intramedullary nail is most effective in treating humerus shaft fractures. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):529. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/3602

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

Comparison of the use of the humerus intramedullary nail and dynamic compression plate for the management of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus. A randomised controlled study.

Int Orthop. 2007 Jun;31(3):391-5. Epub 2006 Aug 10

Contributing Authors: M Changulani UK Jain T Keswani

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45 patients with diaphyseal fractures of the shaft of the humerus were randomized to receive treatment using an intramedullary nail (IMN) or dynamic compression plate (DCP). Over 12 months, the patients who received IMN had a significantly shorter mean union time and a lower complication rate than those who received DCP. There was, however, no difference between the two groups for functional outco...

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