Electromagnetic distal targeting system does not reduce the overall operative time of the intramedullary nailing for humeral shaft fractures

Lawrence Camarda, Michele D'Arienzo, Marcello Butera, Ugo Mattaliano, Roberto Sciortino, Francesco Raso, Marcello Butera, Stefania Zini, Ugo Mattaliano

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Abstract

Introduction: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the use of the electromagnetic distal targeting system in treating humeral shaft fracture. Methods: Patients were divided in: Group 1) patients that received a distal locking screw placement following the free-hand technique; Group 2) patients in which the distal locking screw was performed using the SURESHOT device. Results: No differences were noted comparing Group 1 (freehand) [71,9 range 40–135 min] to Group 2 (SURESHOT)[70, range 25–125 min]. Conclusion: The use of the EM distal targeting system doesn't reduce the overall operative time of the humeral shaft fracture fixation using IMN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-902
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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