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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6246
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Humeral shaft fractures: Comparing dynamic compression plating and intramedullary nailing


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Dynamic compression plating versus locked intramedullary nailing for humeral shaft fractures: a meta-analysis of RCTs and nonrandomized studies

J Orthop Sci. 2014 Mar;19(2):282-91. doi: 10.1007/s00776-013-0497-8. Epub 2013 Nov 19.

Contributing Authors: J Dai Y Chai C Wang G Wen

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Synopsis

14 studies (n=727; 6 RCTs; 2 quasi-randomized trials; 2 prospective comparative studies and 4 retrospective comparative studies) comparing dynamic compression plating versus locked intramedullary nailing in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures were included in this review. The purpose of this study was to compare these two surgical approaches with respect to rates of complication and revision....

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