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Volume:2 Issue:4 Number:73 ISSN#:2564-2537
Meta-Analysis
ACE Report #4812
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Plating may be superior to intramedullary nailing in fixation of humeral shaft fractures


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OrthoEvidence. Plating may be superior to intramedullary nailing in fixation of humeral shaft fractures. ACE Report. 2013;2(4):73. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4812

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

Plate versus intramedullary nail fixation in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures: an updated meta-analysis

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Mar;22(3):387-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.06.007. Epub 2012 Sep 1

Contributing Authors: H Ouyang J Xiong P Xiang Z Cui L Chen B Yu

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Synopsis

10 studies (randomized controlled trials (RCT) or quasi-RCTs) were included in this analysis which evaluated the use of plating and intramedullary nailing as a method of fixation in humeral shaft fractures. Overall, 439 patients were assessed all together in the included studies, with data available on nonunion, delayed union, postoperative infection, and reoperation rates at a minimum of 12 month...

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