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From: Intramedullary fixation of proximal humerus fractures: do locking bolts endanger the axillary nerve or the ascending branch of the anterior circumflex artery? A cadaveric study

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Evaluation of the risk of iatrogenic injury to the axillary nerve using the Sirus Nail (Zimmer®). The minimal distance between the oblique inferior proximal locking bolt of the Sirus nail (Zimmer®) and the anterior branch of the axillary nerve puts this structure at risk during drilling and blunt insertion of the bolt.

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