Acta Ortopédica Brasileira
versión impresa ISSN 1413-7852
BENEGAS, Eduardo et al. Comparative, prospective and randomized study of humeral shaft fractures requiring surgical treatment: bridging plate versus locked intramedullary nail (preliminary analysys). Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.2, pp. 87-92. ISSN 1413-7852. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522007000200006.
The treatment of the great majority of humeral shaft fractures is conservative. Absolute indications (i.e., vascular injury) and relative indications (i.e., primary nervous palsy) for surgical treatment are well established by literature. The two most used methods for that purpose - the self - compression plate and the locked intramedullary nail - have already been comparatively studied. However, there are no studies comparing intramedullary nails to the bridging plate, therefore, this is the objective of the present study.
Palabras llave : Humeral fractures [surgery]; Bone plates; Bone nails; Comparative study.