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 (for groups of both male and female persons), Cardiovascular conditions, Conflict, Disability, Earthquake, Endocrine and metabolic conditions, Extreme violence/Accidents, Health, Injuries (all), Logistics, Older people, Orthopedic injuries, Pain and anaesthesia, Skin infections