[Retrograde intramedullary nailing in proximal fracture of the humerus in the elderly patient. Results of a minimally invasive management concept].

@article{Hoffmann1998RetrogradeIN,
  title={[Retrograde intramedullary nailing in proximal fracture of the humerus in the elderly patient. Results of a minimally invasive management concept].},
  author={Reinhard F G Hoffmann and Cyrus Khodadadyan and Michael Raschke and Ingo Melcher and P D Maitino and N. P. Haas},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={1998},
  volume={123 11},
  pages={1232-8}
}
Retrograde intramedullary fixation of proximal humerus fractures with flexible wires was evaluated in a prospectively documented study. Seventy-four fractures in 73 patients with unstable proximal humerus shaft or neck fractures were fixed with 3-11 flexible intramedullary wires. The age of the patients averaged 72 years (42 females, 31 males). In nine fractures additional implants (screws, cerclages) were used to fix dislocated fragments through an anterior approach to the shoulder… CONTINUE READING

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