Antegrade interlocking nailing of acute humeral shaft fractures.

  title={Antegrade interlocking nailing of acute humeral shaft fractures.},
  author={John M Crates and A Paige Whittle},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Between 1992 and 1996, 73 acute humeral shaft fractures in 71 patients were treated with antegrade Russell-Taylor humeral nailing. Sixty (84%) patients sustained multiple trauma, and 26 (36%) fractures were open. Three patients had preoperative brachial artery injuries, and 12 had preoperative nerve palsies. Sixty-nine (94.5%) fractures united primarily, and two additional fractures united after bone grafting. There were no infections. Two (2.7%) iatrogenic radial nerve palsies occurred, and… CONTINUE READING