Locking compression plates for osteoporotic nonunions of the diaphyseal humerus.

  title={Locking compression plates for osteoporotic nonunions of the diaphyseal humerus.},
  author={David Ring and Peter Kloen and John L Kadzielski and David L Helfet and Jesse B. Jupiter},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Poor bone quality increases the technical difficulty and complications of operative treatment of nonunions and delayed unions of the diaphyseal humerus in older patients. Plates with screws that lock to the plate (transforming each screw into a fixed blade) are intended to improve the fixation of poor quality bone. Twenty-four patients (20 women, four men) with an average age of 72 years (range, 52-86 years) were followed up for a minimum of 12 months after locking compression plate fixation of… CONTINUE READING


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