Treatment Outcome of Intramedullary Fixation with a Locked Rigid Nail in Humeral Shaft Fractures

Mardani-Kivi, Mohsen and Soleymanha, Mehran and Haghparast-Ghadim-Limudahi, zahra (2016) Treatment Outcome of Intramedullary Fixation with a Locked Rigid Nail in Humeral Shaft Fractures. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4 (1). pp. 47-51.

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to determine the treatment outcome of humeral shaft fractures with a locked rigid intramedullary nail in patients indicated for surgical treatment. Methods: In this descriptive-cross sectional study, all patients were followed up for one, six, and 18 months post operatively. The Short Form Questionnaire (SF-36) and Constant Shoulder Score were applied. Results: Of 78 included patients (mean age: 35), one patient had a soft tissue infection, one had secondary radial nerve palsy, eight had non-union, one had elbow limited range of motion in extension, and three patients had decreased shoulder range of motion. The Constant Shoulder Score and Short Form Questionnaire Score (SF-36) increased in all patients, although aged women showed lower improvement. Conclusion: Intramedullary nail fixation in the humeral shaft fracture may be associated with high rates of non-union.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 17:54
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 17:54
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3700

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