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ACE Report #6225
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Curvilinear versus straight nails for proximal humerus nailing

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Proximal humerus nailing: a randomized clinical trial between curvilinear and straight nails

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Mar;23(3):369-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.08.023. Epub 2013 Dec 2.

Contributing Authors: Y Lopiz J Garcia-Coiradas C Garcia-Fernandez F Marco

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54 patients with displaced Neer 2- or 3-part proximal humerus fractures were randomized to undergo proximal humerus nailing using either MultiLoc proximal humeral nails (MPHN) (straight intramedullary nail) or Polarus intramedullary nails (curvilinear nail), with the purpose of comparing clinical outcomes, radiographic results, and complications between treatment groups. While constant shoulder sc...

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