Plate fixation of ununited humeral shaft fractures: effect of type of bone graft on healing.

@article{Hierholzer2006PlateFO,
  title={Plate fixation of ununited humeral shaft fractures: effect of type of bone graft on healing.},
  author={Christian Hierholzer and Domenico Sam{\`a} and Jos{\'e} Toro and Margaret Peterson and David L Helfet},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={1442-7}
}
BACKGROUND Delayed union or nonunion of a fracture of the humerus is an infrequent but debilitating complication. Open reduction and internal fixation combined with autologous bone-grafting can result in reliable healing of the fracture; however, there is morbidity associated with the bone-graft donor site. This study was designed to evaluate healing of ununited fractures of the humeral shaft treated by one surgeon at one institution with a strict and consistent surgical protocol but with the… CONTINUE READING

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