The Marchetti-Vincenzi humeral nail--a useful device in fresh fractures.

@article{Tennant2002TheMH,
  title={The Marchetti-Vincenzi humeral nail--a useful device in fresh fractures.},
  author={Sally Tennant and Mo Thomas and J. P. Murphy and P J Warren},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={507-10}
}
Whilst most humeral fractures may be treated by closed methods, humeral nailing has gained popularity where a surgical option is indicated. Concern has been expressed regarding placement of proximal and distal locking screws whilst the efficiency of the ingenious intra-medullary locking device of the Seidel nail has also been questioned. The Marchetti-Vincenzi nail, which "locks" proximally with the spreading of intra-medullary pins and distally with a single screw inserted via the surgical… CONTINUE READING