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AO Trauma North America Internet Live Series: Orthopaedic Trauma Journal Club Session - Humeral Shaft Fractures
Learner Objectives:
- Interpret how historical results for functional bracing of humeral shaft fractures compare with contemporary evidence.
- Evaluate nonunion risk associated with functional bracing of humerus shaft fractures based on fracture characteristics and timing.
- Counsel patients on expected functional outcomes when treating a humeral shaft fracture with a functional brace versus open reduction internal fixation.

Faculty Names, Academic Titles, Institution along with their assigned topics:

Lauren Tatman, MD
Washington University
St Louis, Missouri

Jeff Potter, MD, FRCSC
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia

Kenneth Egol, MD
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York

Adam Driesman, MD
New York University School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York

Gregory Zych, DO
Professor and Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma
Associate Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Miami, Florida

Lasse Rämö
Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland

David Ring, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care
Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry
University of Texas at Austin -- Dell Medical School
Austin, Texas

8:00 pm Welcome and Introduction (Potter/Tatman)
8:05 pm Video interview: Fracture Site Mobility at 6 Weeks After Humeral Shaft Fracture Predicts Nonunion Without Surgery (Driesman, Egol)

8:15 pm Video interview: Functional bracing for the treatment of fractures of the humeral diaphysis (Zych)
8:25 pm Discussion

8:40 pm Video interview: Effect of Surgery vs Functional Bracing on Functional Outcome Among Patients With Closed Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures (Rämö)

8:50 pm Video interview: Treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus using a functional brace (Ring)

9:00 pm Discussion

9:15 pm Wrap Up and Adjournment (Potter/Tatman)

Jan 19, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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