Open reduction and internal fixation of humeral nonunions : a biomechanical and clinical study.

@article{Rubel2002OpenRA,
  title={Open reduction and internal fixation of humeral nonunions : a biomechanical and clinical study.},
  author={Iv{\'a}n Federico Rubel and Peter Kloen and Deirdre Campbell and Mark H Schwartz and Alan Wee-Chung Liew and Elizabeth D T Myers and David L Helfet},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84-A 8},
  pages={1315-22}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have compared different methods for fixation of the midpart of the humeral shaft, but there are only scattered data regarding which type of plate construct provides the best fixation for humeral nonunion. The objectives of this study were (1) to obtain objective data on the performance of four different plate constructs used for fixation of humeral nonunion, and (2) to report our clinical experience with plate fixation of thirty-seven nonunions of the midpart of the… CONTINUE READING

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