[Results of the provision of unstable proximal humeral fractures in geriatric patients with a new angle stabilizing antegrade nail system].

@article{Mathews2004ResultsOT,
  title={[Results of the provision of unstable proximal humeral fractures in geriatric patients with a new angle stabilizing antegrade nail system].},
  author={J. Mathews and P. Lobenhoffer},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={2004},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={
          372-80
        }
}
Treating unstable proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients with osteoporosis and limited compliance is still demanding for trauma surgeons. The failure rate of operative treatment is high. We studied the use of a new antegrade intramedullary humeral nail with special locking bolts for head fixation. The first 41 procedures in 39 patients with a mean age of 81 years (61-102) were analyzed. Half of the patients were mentally deranged. There were 16 two-part, 22 three-part, and 3 four-part… Expand
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