By by Bruce H. Ziran (Editor)
Addressing the sector of the higher extremity, this functional reference good points contributions from 17 experts and offers cutting-edge descriptions of various fractures, therapy techniques and surgical recommendations. it's also a bankruptcy on nonunions of the higher extremity.
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These fractures are often nondisplaced or minimally displaced. Many forms of treatment for nondisplaced isolated ulnar shaft fractures have been suggested. Some authors have advocated casual treatment with an Ace wrap (28), while others have advocated long arm casts or operative treatment. Sarmiento and others as well as Zych (29) have pointed out that isolated nondisplaced fractures of the ulnar shaft can be treated in a functional brace. These fractures require angulation of less than 10 degrees and a reliable patient.
In addition, it may be used to restore elbow flexor or extensor function while also providing tissue coverage (Fig. 11). VI. CONCLUSION Upper extremity trauma often results in injuries to multiple tissues, often requiring individualized treatment. A knowledge of the timing and treatment options for each individual tissue will ultimately result in a better outcome. The treating trauma surgeon should not ignore associated soft tissue injuries even in cases of 30 Goitz and Jurbala Figure 11 A. Anterior arm defect with loss of triceps and exposed humeral plate (shoulder on left).
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Fractures of the Upper Extremity by by Bruce H. Ziran (Editor)
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