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Plating versus intramedullary nailing for humeral shaft fractures in adults

  1. Harish Kurup*,
  2. Munier Hossain,
  3. J Glynne Andrew

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 19 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005959


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Kurup H, Hossain M, Andrew JG. Plating versus intramedullary nailing for humeral shaft fractures in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005959. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005959.

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  1. North West Wales NHS Trust, Department of Orthopaedics, Bangor, Wales, UK

*Harish Kurup, Department of Orthopaedics, North West Wales NHS Trust, Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor, Wales, LL57 2PW, UK. harishvk@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 APR 2006

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Abstract

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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.