Author(s): Sarmiento A, Horowitch A, Aboulafia A, Vangsness CT Jr
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Abstract From 1982 to 1987 we treated 85 extra-articular comminuted distal third humeral fractures in adults with prefabricated plastic braces. Of these, 15\% were open fractures and 18\% had initial peripheral nerve injury. On average, the sleeve was applied 12 days after injury and used for 10 weeks. There was 96\% union, with no infections. All nerve injuries resolved or were improving at the latest examination. At union there was varus deformity averaging 9 degrees in 81\% of patients, but loss of range of movement was minimal and functional results were good.
This article was published in J Bone Joint Surg Br
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation