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ACE Report #6627
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Intramedullary nail vs minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis for humeral shaft fractures


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

Shoulder function after surgical treatment of displaced fractures of the humeral shaft: a randomized trial comparing antegrade intramedullary nailing with minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jun;23(6):767-74

Contributing Authors: E Benegas AA Ferreira Neto ME Gracitelli EA Malavolta JH Assunção S Prada Fde R Bolliger Neto Mattar R

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Synopsis

Forty one patients, who suffered a displaced humeral shaft fracture no more than 30 days before study initiation, were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare the efficacy of intramedullary nailing, and minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis. Results from the study indicated that both treatments resulted in similar shoulder function 1 year after surgery. Additionally, no difference in elb...

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