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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-169

Humeral Shaft Fractures Treated By Unreamed Interlocking Nail

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Yadu Lal

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A prospective study to assess the role of undreamed interlocking humeral nail (UHN) in the treatment of 22 adult patients with fractures of shaft of humerus is presented. Results are evaluated in terms of clinical function and radiological union. Eighteen patients (90.9%) regained full ROM of shoulder at an average of 7.17 weeks and full range of elbow motion at 17.1 days. Fifteen patients (71%) achieved radiological union by 8 weeks while 21 patients (95.45%) achieved by 16 weeks. (average time of union, 8.38 weeks). No case of wound infection or refracture occurred. UHN compared favourably in terms of rate of union, surgical exposure time and functional results with DCP plating and may prove to be a better alternative.

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