Treatment of isolated ulnar shaft fractures with prefabricated functional fracture braces

Gregory A Zych, L. L. Latta, J. B. Zagorski

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Abstract

In a prospective study, from September 1980 to December 1984, 146 isolated ulnar shaft fractures were treated with prefabricated fracture braces. Clinical and roentgenographic follow-up data were available for 73 fractures. Functional results were rated excellent in 64 fractures (88%), good in seven (9%), and poor in two (3%). All fractures healed in an average time of 57 days. The mean angulation measured 6° in the mediolateral plane and 4° in the anteroposterior plane. The complication rate was 18%, relating mostly to residual angulation. Most isolated fractures of the distal one-half of the ulnar shaft can be treated successfully with prefabricated fracture braces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
VolumeNo. 219
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Treatment of isolated ulnar shaft fractures with prefabricated functional fracture braces. / Zych, Gregory A; Latta, L. L.; Zagorski, J. B.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol. No. 219, 01.01.1987, p. 194-200.

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