Plate fixation of the humeral shaft for acute fractures, with and without radial nerve injuries.

@article{Dabezies1992PlateFO,
  title={Plate fixation of the humeral shaft for acute fractures, with and without radial nerve injuries.},
  author={Eugene J Dabezies and Charles Banta and Clair Murphy and R D D'ambrosia},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={10-3}
}
We report herein the results of operatively treating 44 consecutive acute fractures of the humeral shaft using plates for internal fixation. Ninety-seven percent (43 of 44) of the fractures healed after plate fixation at an average of 12 weeks. One short plate pulled out and required revision with a longer plate and bone grafting; this fracture also healed. Cancellous bone grafting successfully filled in cortical bone gaps. Range of motion of the shoulder and elbow were essentially normal… CONTINUE READING

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