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Volume:5 Issue:3 Number:87 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #8728
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AAOS 2016: Intramedullary nail vs locking plate for displaced proximal humerus fracture

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2016: Intramedullary nail vs locking plate for displaced proximal humerus fracture. ACE Report. 2016;5(3):87. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/8728

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Randomized Trial on Proximal Humerus Fracture: Locking Plate or Intramedullary Nailing

Contributing Authors: ME Gracitelli EA Malavolta JH Assuncao A Ferreira PR Reis JD Silva KE Kojima

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


72 patients with a displaced 2- or 3-part proximal humerus fracture were randomized to operative management through either intramedullary nail fixation or locking plate fixation. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcome scores between groups, as well as radiographic results and complications, over 12 month follow-up postoperatively. Findings demonstrated no significant differences...

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