Compression plating versus intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures--a meta-analysis.

@article{Bhandari2006CompressionPV,
  title={Compression plating versus intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures--a meta-analysis.},
  author={Mohit Bhandari and P J Devereaux and Michael D. Mckee and Emil H. Schemitsch},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={
          279-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND The choice of plates or intramedullary nails for operatively treated humeral shaft fractures remains controversial, since randomized controlled trials have lacked sufficient power. A meta-analysis of existing trials would improve inferences regarding the treatment effect. METHODS We reviewed randomized trials in Medline, Cochrane and SciSearch, along with other sources of published randomized trials from 1969-2000. Of 215 citations identified, only 3 studies were included… CONTINUE READING

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