The operative treatment of diaphyseal humeral shaft fractures Journal Article uri icon
  • Fractures of the humeral shaft comprise 1% to 3% of all fractures. Incidence rates reveal a bimodal distribution in which there is one small peak during adolescence, followed by a larger spike during the fifth and sixth decades of life. Most humeral diaphysis fractures are simple patterns of the mid-diaphysis. This article emphasizes surgical approaches to humeral fractures, providing a review of the surgical spectrum of treatment inclusive of intramedullary nailing and plating, but also includes a brief discussion of the conservative approach.

  • Link to Article
    publication date
  • 2007
  • published in
  • Hand Clinics  Journal
  • Research
  • Diaphyses/*injuries/*surgery
  • External Fixators
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/*methods
  • Humeral Fractures/*surgery
  • Additional Document Info
  • 23
  • issue
  • 4