Intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures

@inproceedings{Flinkkil2004IntramedullaryNO,
  title={Intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures},
  author={Tapio E Flinkkil{\"a}},
  year={2004}
}
Although nonoperative treatment is recognized as an effective treatment method for humeral shaft fractures, it is associated with an approximately 10% risk of nonunion and long-term impairments of the shoulder joint. There is a growing interest to treat even simple humeral shaft fractures operatively to avoid these problems. Intramedullary (IM) nailing has proven to be very effective in the treatment of femoral and tibial shaft fractures and the same method has been adopted for humeral shaft… CONTINUE READING

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