Fracture of an elastic humeral nail. A case report.


The use of elastic intramedullary nails for the treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus has been associated with few complications. We report a fracture of an elastic Marchetti-Vicenzi nail used to treat a pathological fracture of the humerus. The failure of the intramedullary nail followed low-energy trauma and was presumably the end result of… (More)


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@article{Smith2003FractureOA, title={Fracture of an elastic humeral nail. A case report.}, author={Matthew Guy Smith and Raheel Maqsood Hashmi and Charlotte Elsworth}, journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica}, year={2003}, volume={69 2}, pages={204-5} }