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J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Jan;25(1):57-63. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181df96a7.

Dual plating for fractures of the distal third of the humeral shaft.

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  • 1Orthopaedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA. markprasarn@yahoo.com

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  • J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Sep;27(9):541.


In this study, we present a novel method for performing dual plating of extra-articular fractures of the distal third of the humerus. Since 2006, we have treated 15 such fractures with dual plates from a single posterior midline incision. In the first part of the study, we provide the surgical protocol we have used in addressing these fractures. In the second part, the charts of these patients were reviewed retrospectively to examine their clinical and radiographic outcomes. Using this technique, we have achieved an excellent union rate without significant complications while allowing early and aggressive range of motion.

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