|Title:||Antegrade Locked Nailing for Humeral Shaft Fractures||Authors:||LIN, JINN
|Issue Date:||1999||Journal Volume:||v.365||Start page/Pages:||201-210||Source:||Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research||Abstract:||
Treatment results of antegrade locked nailing of acute humeral shaft fractures, including union rate and recovery of shoulder function, have been inconsistent. This led the current authors to hypothesize that implant design and surgical techniques might account for this inconsistency. In the current study, 47 fractures (38 acute; nine pathologic) in 47 patients achieved union with the techniques of closed nailing, short to long segment nailing, and fracture compression. Satisfactory recovery of shoulder function occurred because of minimal surgical trauma, prevention of impingement by the nail or locking screws, and prevention of axillary nerve injury or comminution of the humeral head . Forty-seven patients with 38 acute fractures and nine pathologuc fractures were treated with humeral locked nails. Mean followup time was 21.4 months. With a single operation , all 38 acute fractures proceeded to eventual union; the average time to union was 7.8 weeks. Thirty-five patients had excellent or satisfactory recovery of shoulder function. Complications included slipout of the proximal screw, nail breakage, fragment displacement, and transient postoperative radial nerve palsy. All nine patients with pathologic fractures had substantial pain relief.
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