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Humeral shaft nonunions are challenging to treat, and those that require >1 surgical procedure in order for a nonunion to heal are termed recalcitrant. Most studies on nonunion have evaluated the union rate independent of the number of procedures required to achieve union. The aims of the present study were (1) to compare the healing rates after the index operation for the treatment of a nonunion with conventional versus locked plating with or without graft augmentation, (2) to report the prevalence of recalcitrant nonunion, and (3) to identify risk factors that predict a recalcitrant nonunion.
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Name: The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
There is no consensus regarding the surgical treatment of humeral shaft fracture. The present meta-analysis was performed to compare the efficacy and safety between antegrade intramedullary nailing (I...
The purpose of this study is to determine if the radiographic humerus union measurement (RHUM) is predictive of union in humeral shaft fractures treated nonoperatively.
To evaluate the rate of, and reasons for, conversion of closed treatment of humeral shaft fractures using a fracture brace, to surgical intervention.
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Fracture of lateral humeral condyle in children is not uncommon.The nonunion means no healing of the fracture after 3 months from the injury.Delayed union means no healing from 6 weels to ...
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Fractures of the humeral shaft (upper arm bone) account for approximately 1% of all adult fractures in the United Kingdom. Historically, these injuries have been treated using a cast and/o...
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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