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Plate fixation or intramedullary fixation of humeral shaft fractures

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2895341/

Description: Conclusions Our meta-analysis suggests stastistically insignificant differences between plates and nails in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures. Small sample sizes, study heterogeneity, and methodological limitations argue strongly for a definitive, large trial. We recommend that this trial should be a randomized controlled trial with appropriate allocation of patients and blinding of patients and care providers and outcome assessors, and that it should include patient-important outcomes.
Acta Orthop. 2010 April; 81(2): 216–223. Full text
Plate fixation or intramedullary fixation of humeral shaft fractures An updated meta-analysis David J Heineman, Rudolf W Poolman, Sean E Nork, Kees-Jan Ponsen, and Mohit Bhandari

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Author/Contact: Heineman et al
Institution: Acta Orthop.
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Language: English

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