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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:29 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9715
Ace Report Cover Trauma

COA2017: Ulnar decompression versus transposition in plate fixation of distal humeral fractures

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

Simple decompression vs. anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve for distal humerus fractures treated with plate fixation - a multicentre randomized controlled trial

Contributing Authors: E Schemitsch J Hall M Vicente A Nauth M McKee (COTS) Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

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58 patients scheduled for dual plate fixation of a displaced distal humerus fracture were randomized to ulnar nerve management with either simple decompression or anterior transposition. The primary outcome was ulnar nerve symptoms on the Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Score. Secondary outcomes included patient-reported outcome measures, the two-point discrimination test, and nerve conduction studies. Fol...

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