Fractures of the Shaft of the Ulna Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND: The optimal management for ulnar shaft fractures remains debatable. Investigators have advocated nonoperative management as well as internal fixation of these fractures. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine the effect of alternative management strategies of fractures of the ulnar shaft on rates of union, infection, and functional outcomes. A secondary objective was to examine outcomes after alternative strategies in managing patients with bone defects.

publication date

  • August 2004