Orthopedic Trauma Directions 2008; 6(1): 33-37
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038107
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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Functional bracing of fractures of the shaft of the humerus

J Bone Joint Surg Am; 59: 596 - 601.A.  Sarmiento (1977)
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Publication Date:
15 February 2008 (online)

Author summary

Results from 49 patients with 59 humeral shaft fractures treated with a functional plastic sleeve demonstrated rapid and uneventful healing. Good alignment of the fractures was maintained, union rate was high, and the majority of patients demonstrated good range of motion. Early functional activity to the entire extremity appears to contribute to timely and uninterrupted osteogenesis.