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[Humeral shaft nonunions: plates and nails].
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PMID:  23145758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the functional results of dynamic compression plates (DCP) and interlocked retrograde intramedullary nails (IRIN) used for the treatment of humeral shaft nonunions.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients (12 males, 14 females; mean age, 42.8 years; range 21 to 61 years) who underwent surgical treatment of humeral shaft nonunion either with DCP (n=13) or IRIN (n=13) between October 1999 and January 2008, were retrospectively analyzed. Treatment consisted of removing previous implants and DCP or IRIN fixation with additional autogenous bone grafts for atrophic nonunions. Union time, range of motion, radiographic length difference, Constant-Murley Scale (CMS), Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH-T) and Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) were evaluated at a mean follow-up time of 59.5 months (range; 17 to 125 months).
RESULTS: There was a statistically significant correlation among the functional scores of DASH-T, MEPS and CMS. No statistically significant difference was observed in the functional outcome between the groups (DCP and IRIN). Range of motion of the elbow joint was significantly impaired in three patients who were plated for distal shaft nonunions.
CONCLUSION: Both DCP and IRIN provide satisfactory functional outcomes in the treatment of humeral shaft nonunions. Distal shaft nonunions may demonstrate a decrement in elbow motion associated with distal placement of plates.
Tahir Sadık Sügün; Kemal Ozaksar; Tulgar Toros; Murat Kayalar; Emin Bal; Fuat Ozerkan
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eklem hastalıkları ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1309-0313     ISO Abbreviation:  Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101265191     Medline TA:  Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  tur     Pagination:  150-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, EMOT Hospital, 35230 Kahramanlar, İzmir, Turkey.
Vernacular Title:
Humerus cisim kaynamamaları: Plaklar ve çiviler.
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