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ACE Report #762
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Faster union time when using intramedullary nail procedure for diaphyseal humeral fracture


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

Comparison of the use of the humerus intramedullary nail and dynamic compression plate for the management of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus. A randomised controlled study

Int Orthop. 2007 Jun;31(3):391-5. Epub 2006 Aug 10

Contributing Authors: M Changulani UK Jain T Keswani

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Synopsis

47 patients with a diaphyseal fracture of the humeral shaft were randomized to receive one of two procedures for the treatment. The intervention group underwent internal fixation by intramedullary nail (IMN) while the control group underwent the dynamic compression plate (DCP) procedure. Results indicated that the intervention group had a faster union time and lower risk of serious complications s...

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