Visit our Evidence-Based Covid-19 Website and Stay Up to Date with the latest Research.
Author Verified
ACE Report #9032
Ace Report Cover Trauma

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

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here


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 ...

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.


Please Login or Join to leave comments.