Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 2002; 10(4): 200-201
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-39270
Original Article

© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

The Intramedullary Stabilization of Humeral Shaft Fractures: An Analysis of Complications of Two Different Implants in Special Consideration of the Results after Management with the Unreamed Humeral Nail (UHN)

N. Vécsei1 , A. Kolonja2 , M. Mousavi2 , V. Vécsei2
  • 1Department for Traumatology and Sporttraumatology, St. Poelten, Austria
  • 2Department for Traumatology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Publication Date:
26 May 2003 (online)


The results after the use of 2 different intramedullary nailing systems in the treatment of 2 groups with humeral shaft fractures will be analyzed. 47 patients had been treated with a Seidel interlocking nail and 35 fractures were treated with the unreamed humeral nail. Definitely there was to be seen that the unreamed humeral nail has two advantages: the possibilities of retrograde insertion as well as providing compression of the fracture, resulting in a high rotational stability.

Nikolaus Vécsei, M.D. 

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