Plating versus intramedullary nailing for humeral shaft fractures in adults

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine whether plating or nailing is the more effective technique for primary operative fixation of non-pathological fractures of the humeral shaft in adults.

The null hypothesis is:

There is no difference in outcome for adults treated by either plate fixation or nailing for a humeral shaft fracture.