Bracing of stable shaft fractures of the ulna.

  title={Bracing of stable shaft fractures of the ulna.},
  author={Peter Arnold Werner Ostermann and Axel Ekkernkamp and Stephen L Henry and G. M. Muhr},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={8 3},
In the laboratory an ulnar osteotomy was performed in 10 cadaveric specimens, which included 5 distal-third junctions and 5 middle-third junctions. The interosseous membrane was left intact. Each specimen was rotated through full pronation and full supination. Displacement less than half shaft width was considered stable. The interosseous membrane was subsequently released 2 cm proximal and 2 cm distal to the osteotomy. Repeated pronation and supination range of motion documented gross… CONTINUE READING