Surgical versus non-surgical interventions for treating humeral shaft fractures in adults
There is no evidence available from randomised controlled trials to ascertain whether surgical intervention of humeral shaft fractures gives a better or worse outcome than no surgery.
Fractures of the shaft of the humerus account for 1% to 3% of all fractures in adults. The management of these fractures, including surgical and non-surgical interventions, varies widely. This review assesses and compare the effects of surgical versus non-surgical intervention for non-pathological fractures of the humeral shaft in adults.
Adults, Both sexes, Cardiovascular diseases, Conflict, Disability, Earthquake, Endocrine and metabolic diseases, Extreme violence, Health, Injuries (all), Logistics, Older people, Orthopedic injuries, Pain and anaesthesia, Skin infections