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1.  Nailing versus plating in humerus shaft fractures: A prospective comparative study 
International Orthopaedics  2009;34(4):571-576.
There is a debate about the choice of operative intervention in humerus shaft fractures requiring surgical intervention. A prospective, comparative study of management of acute humeral shaft fractures treated by antegrade interlocking nail fixation and dynamic compression plating was undertaken over a period of three years. Twenty patients of interlocking nailing and sixteen patients of plating were included after considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Functional scoring criteria were used for postoperative assessment and the average follow-up period was one year. A higher rate of excellent and good results and a tendency for earlier union was seen with the plating group in our series.
doi:10.1007/s00264-009-0813-2
PMCID: PMC2903148  PMID: 19506868
5.  Penetrating injury of the hand with a door handle: a case report 
Introduction
Penetrating injuries of the hand with various sharp objects have previously been reported. In this report we describe an unusual penetrating injury of the hand caused by a door handle.
Case presentation
A 32-year-old woman presented with a door handle stuck into her hand. After a preliminary assessment she was immediately taken to theatre. Broad spectrum antibiotics were administered along with tetanus toxoid. Soft tissue, including neurovascular integrity, was assessed and confirmed during the operation. She had a good functional recovery at follow-up.
Conclusion
A door handle can occasionally cause a penetrating injury of the hand which should be treated with early intervention, including a careful assessment of soft tissue and neurovascular integrity.
doi:10.1186/1752-1947-2-377
PMCID: PMC2615031  PMID: 19063727
6.  Novel use of Steinman pin in removal of broken interlocking screws 
Cases Journal  2008;1:317.
Broken screws after interlocking nailing of long bones are commonly seen in Orthopaedic practice. Removal of such screws can be difficult particularly the distal part which is often held within the bone. We describe a simple technique of using Steinman pin to aid removal of broken screws in a case of non-union fracture tibia with broken interlocking nail and screws. Steinman pin being easily available and the reproducible technique make it a useful aid for removal of broken interlocking screws.
doi:10.1186/1757-1626-1-317
PMCID: PMC2637268  PMID: 19014687

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