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Locking intramedullary nails vs. plates for function after proximal humeral fracture


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Locking intramedullary nails compared with locking plates for two- and three-part proximal humeral surgical neck fractures: a randomized controlled trial

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 May;25(5):695-703.

Contributing Authors: ME Gracitelli EA Malavolta JH Assunção KE Kojima PR Dos Reis JS Silva AA Ferreira Neto AJ Hernandez

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Synopsis

72 patients with proximal humeral fracture were randomized to undergo surgical treatment via fixation with either intramedullary nails or interlocking plates for the purpose of comparing clinical outcomes throughout a 12-month follow-up period. Outcomes of interest included shoulder pain, function, shoulder passive range of motion, radiographic analysis, requirement of re-operation, and incidence ...

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