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Volume:2 Issue:2 Number:124 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #576
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

The clinical benefit of medial support screws in locking plating of humerus fractures


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OrthoEvidence. The clinical benefit of medial support screws in locking plating of humerus fractures. ACE Report. 2013;2(2):124. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/576

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

The clinical benefit of medial support screws in locking plating of proximal humerus fractures: A prospective randomized study

Int Orthop: 2011; 35(11): 1655-1661

Contributing Authors: Lei Zhang Jinyou Zheng Weiliang Wang Guangmao Lin Yijiang Huang Jin Zheng Ghamor-Amegavi Edem Prince Guojing Yang

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Synopsis

68 patients with proximal humerus fractures were randomized to receive either a locking plate with medial support screws or locking plate without medial support screws. The results of the study at 30 month follow up indicated that patients who received the additional medial support screws displayed significantly better shoulder recovery and significantly lower failure rates. It was also found that...

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