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Humeral Shaft Fracture: Intramedullary Nailing

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Kenneth Egol, Nina Fisher, Sanjit R. Konda, Hesham Saleh

This case demonstrates a soft-tissue sparing technique of humeral shaft fixation using a humeral intramedullary nail. The technique is easy to perform and has significant benefits in minimizing surgical exposure, decreasing operative time and decreasing blood loss. In the correct clinical setting, humeral nailing provides an expeditious form of fixation that restores length, alignment, and rotation of the fracture humeral diaphysis.