• Speaker: Plating is the ‘gold standard' for operative fixation of humeral shaft fractures

    8 days ago - By Healio

    WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Plating osteosynthesis of humeral shaft fractures improves function and range of motion, reduces shoulder and elbow morbidity, and has a high union rate with low complications, according to a presenter.
    “If you do plating and you do a posterior approach, the incidence of nerve injury can be 5% to 10%. As long as you see the nerve and it's intact - you document where it is - maybe which one of the screw holes it is, you can expect it to recover,” Mark A. Mighell, MD, said in his presentation at Orthopedics Today Hawaii. “So, I think
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