Plating may be superior to intramedullary nailing in fixation of humeral shaft fractures
Plate versus intramedullary nail fixation in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures: an updated meta-analysisJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Mar;22(3):387-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.06.007. Epub 2012 Sep 1
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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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