Diaphyseal humeral fractures: treatment options.

@article{Sarmiento2001DiaphysealHF,
  title={Diaphyseal humeral fractures: treatment options.},
  author={Augusto Sarmiento and James P. Waddell and Loren L. Latta},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
  year={2001},
  volume={51},
  pages={
          257-69
        }
}
All of the current modalities have a place in the treatment of diaphyseal humeral fractures. Functional bracing renders a high rate of union and seems to be a safe method of treatment for most closed fractures. Type II and III open fractures seem to respond best to plate fixation or external fixation, particularly when there are associated neural or vascular pathologic findings. Patients with polytrauma who are unable to walk are also best treated with plate fixation. Plate fixation is also the… CONTINUE READING

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