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Humeral shaft fractures 

Humeral shaft fractures
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Humeral shaft fractures
Author(s):

Chris Little

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012035
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date: 23 January 2018

Deformity is well tolerated

Anterior approach for proximal shaft, but avoid damaging the axillary nerve

Nerve lesions which do not recover within three weeks should be investigated with nerve conduction studies

Most isolated fractures treated non-operatively

Floating elbow, multiple injuries, open or pathological fractures consider fixation

Open plating and nailing both give good results.

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