Humeral shaft fractures: a review.

@article{Walker2011HumeralSF,
  title={Humeral shaft fractures: a review.},
  author={Matt G. Walker and Brian T. Palumbo and Brian L Badman and Jordan C. Brooks and Jeffrey T Van Gelderen and Mark Chase Mighell},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          833-44
        }
}
Summary Humeral shaft fractures are common orthopaedicinjuries that can often be managed nonoperatively withhigh union rates and excellent results as the generaloutcome. Specific indications exist for operativemanagement and include polytrauma patients, openfractures, certain fracture patterns, and failure to main-tain an acceptable closed reduction. Plate fixation ofhumeral shaft fractures has historically been consideredthe gold standard of operative management based ona lower complication rate… CONTINUE READING
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