Isolated ulnar shaft fractures: Retrospective study of 46 cases

Robert M Szabo, Mark Skinner

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Retrospectively, we reviewed the treatment and outcome of 46 isolated fractures of the ulnar shaft. of 18 fractures treated by immediate open reduction and internal fixation, one open fracture became infected and failed to unite. of 28 fractures treated closed, seven failed to unite. the factors prognostic of nonunion in closed treated fractures were (1) fracture in the proximal third of the ulna and (2) displacement 5 mm or more. In such cases, we recommend internal fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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