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Treatment of humeral shaft fractures with Russell Taylor interlocking intramedullary nail

Yin Feng, Yin Xinqi, Xu Genbao, Gu Xiaohua, Sun Wanju, Lin Yan, Wu Wei (Department of Orthopaedics, East Hospital, Shanghai 200120)  
Objective To surmmarize the effectiveness of Russell Taylor interlocking intramedullary nail (RT nail) for humeral shaft fractures. Methods 16 cases were treated with RT nail in which 12 cases of fractures were fresh, 2 patients had radial nerve palsy, 3 and 1 patient showed pathological fractures and non union, respectively. Results With an average of 14 5 months of follow up, it was found that shoulder pain was present in 2 patients, 15 fractures healed and the mean union time was 16 5 weeks. Conclusion RT nail is more effective in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures, especially in the patients with pathological, non union, segmental and comminuted fractures.
【CateGory Index】: R687,R687
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