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Volume:3 Issue:7 Number:80 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #6492
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Deltoid split vs. deltopectoral approach for the treatment of humeral fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Deltoid split vs. deltopectoral approach for the treatment of humeral fractures. ACE Report. 2014;3(7):80. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/6492

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

Deltoid-split or deltopectoral approaches for the treatment of displaced proximal humeral fractures?

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1576-85

Contributing Authors: B Buecking J Mohr B Bockmann R Zettl S Ruchholtz

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120 patients, >18 years of age, with displaced proximal humeral fractures were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare the surgical efficacy of a deltoid split approach to a deltopectoral approach. The results of the study indicated that complications and reoperation rates were statistically similar between the two intervention methods. Constant scores at final follow up improved in both g...

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