Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1247–1252 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2736-5 TRAUMA SURGERY Delayed union of humeral shaft fractures: comparison of autograft with and without platelet-rich plasma treatment: a randomized, single blinded clinical trial 1 1 1 • • • Carlos Acosta-Olivo Abiel Garza-Borjon Mario Simental-Mendia 1 1 1 • • Felix Vilchez-Cavazos Yadira Tamez-Mata Victor Pen ˜ a-Martinez Received: 6 November 2016 / Published online: 30 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract Keywords Delayed fracture union Platelet-rich plasma Introduction Despite an adequate orthopedic treatment Iliac crest autograft Humeral shaft with functional bracing, some patients develop a delayed union in humeral shaft fractures. The objective of the present study was to determine the bone consolidation time Introduction among patients with delayed union of diaphyseal humeral fractures who were managed with locking compression An increase in humerus fractures of up to 124% has been plate (LCP) ﬁxation combined with an iliac crest autograft reported over the past three decades. This has caused an using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a co-adjuvant. increase in hospital stays and treatment-related costs . Materials and methods This study was a controlled, ran- Recent studies have reported an 83% union rate of such domized, experimental, longitudinal,
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 30, 2017
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