Locked nailing of spiral humeral fractures with or without radial nerve entrapment.

@article{Lin2002LockedNO,
  title={Locked nailing of spiral humeral fractures with or without radial nerve entrapment.},
  author={Jinn Lin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2002},
  volume={403},
  pages={213-20}
}
  • Jinn Lin
  • Published 2002 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
The experience of locked nailing of spiral humeral fractures and the perioperative conditions of the radial nerve are reported. The nerve is at risk of entrapment after such a fracture, and severe injury may occur during closed nailing. Among 162 humeral fractures treated by locked nailing, there were 21 spiral fractures: 18 acute fractures, and three delayed unions. The distribution of the fractures was two at the middle and 19 at the distal (1/3). Twelve patients had preoperative radial nerve… CONTINUE READING

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