Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10--15

Functional outcome after management of displaced proximal humerus fractures using angle-stable plates: A prospective study


Vipin Sharma1, Navneet Kohli1, Seema Sharma2 
1 Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vipin Sharma
H. No 21, Type 5, Block B, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
India

Background: Management of three- and four-part fractures proximal humerus is a surgical challenge. Plate and screw fixation of these fractures is a viable treatment option. The aim of the present study is to analyze the clinical results after proximal humerus fracture fixation using angle-stable implants. Materials and Methods: Forty-eight patients (48 fractures) of the proximal humerus (three and four part, Neer classification) were treated at our institute by proximal angle-stable plates. Patients between 27 and 85 years presented to us during the study (Mean = 51.104 years, range = 27–85 years) over a 1-year and were operated by open reduction and internal fixation with angle-stable plates. Patients were followed up at 3, 6, and 9 months and evaluated using the Constant-Murley and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) scores. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24 months (8–60 months). Fractures united at an average of 12 weeks (range 8–16 weeks) with a mean follow-up of 1.5 years (10–18 months). The mean Constant-Murley and mean DASH scores at final follow-up visit were 67.438 and 17.154, respectively. Conclusion: Despite some complications, the locking plate system is quite efficient in the management of three- and four-part fractures proximal humerus.


How to cite this article:
Sharma V, Kohli N, Sharma S. Functional outcome after management of displaced proximal humerus fractures using angle-stable plates: A prospective study.J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil 2019;11:10-15


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Sharma V, Kohli N, Sharma S. Functional outcome after management of displaced proximal humerus fractures using angle-stable plates: A prospective study. J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];11:10-15
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