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ACE Report #349
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Antegrade and retrograde nailing clinically equivalent for mid-shaft humeral fractures


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

Prospective randomized comparative study of antegrade and retrograde locked nailing for middle humeral shaft fracture

J Trauma. 2008 Jul;65(1):94-102.

Contributing Authors: HR Cheng J Lin

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Synopsis

92 patients with acute mid-shaft humeral fractures, scheduled for ORIF with a locked intramedullary nailing within 2 weeks of injury, were randomized to be fixed by antegrade or retrograde technique. Patients were followed-up for a minimum of 14 months and assessed for outcomes of fracture healing, time to healing, functional recovery, time to functional recovery, and complications experienced. An...

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