Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Almantasir, Mohammed Othman Mohammed, HosamFathiMahmmod, Ahmed Hatem Farhan Imam, Faraj Abdulsalam Faraj

Intramedullary Nailing Versus Plating for Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fractures in Adults

Mohammed Othman Mohammed, HosamFathiMahmmod, Ahmed Hatem Farhan Imam, Faraj Abdulsalam Faraj Almantasir

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 2879-2889

Background:A fracture of the humerus shaft is commonly encountered by orthopedic
surgeons and the successful treatment of a humeral shaft fracture demands a knowledge
of anatomy, surgical indications, techniques and implants, patient functions and
expectations. The aim of the current study was to compare the outcome of interlocking
intramedullary nailing versus plating of diaphyseal humeral shaft fracture in adults
Patients and Methods: This prospective clinical trial was carried in Orthopedic
Department, Zagazig Universityin Egypt Hospitals and Alwahda Hospital in Libya, on 36
cases with Humeral shaft fractures Group 1: included 18 patients managed by
Intramedullary Nailing, Group 2: included 18 patients managed by plating during the
period from March 2020 to December 2020.Patients were followed post operatively for
union, and clinical assessment was done using The American Shoulder and Elbow
Surgeons scale.
Results:Radial nerve injury was significantly higher in plate group and delayed union and
nonunion was higher in nail with no significant.Excellent represent 72.2% in nail group
and 66.7% in plate group, good represent 11.1% of both groups and fair founded 16.7% in
plate group and 5.6% in nail group 2 cases were poor in Nail and 1 case was poor in plate
Nail group was significantly associated with satisfaction.
Conclusion: The intramedullary nail fixation for humerus is treatment of choice in
osteoporotic bone, less rate of infection less blood loss, however it associated with higher
incidence of shoulder discomfort, and more malunion and non unuon rate