Fractures of the lower third of humerus are common. Although plate fixation has its undebatable place in operative treatment of these fractures, most acute fractures can be dealt with using less invasive Ender nailing. This study was performed to assess the overall outcome and complications of Ender nailing in fractures of lower third shaft humerus.
Materials and Methods: It is a prospective study of 20 cases of fracture of lower third humerus admitted to NHL Medical College and VS General Hospital between October 2017 and September 2019 treated with close reduction and internal fixation with Enders nail. Functional outcome was evaluated using DASH scoring system and radiological outcome was evaluated by serial radiographs.
Results: In 65% of the patients, DASH score was within normal range and in 15% of the patients the disability was mild to moderate as scoring was slightly higher than normal and in 20% the disability was severe as the DASH score could not be calculated because of non union.
Conclusion: Enders nail fixation require very minimal soft tissue dissection and being a close reduction, the biology of the fracture is also not disturbed and the chances of nerve injury are much less, In this series, Ender nailing gave overall satisfactory results and appeared as a safe and efficient technique.