Closed management and percutaneous fixation of unstable proximal humerus fractures.

@article{Chen1998ClosedMA,
  title={Closed management and percutaneous fixation of unstable proximal humerus fractures.},
  author={Chien-Chang Chen and Ed Chao and Y. K. Tu and Steve Wen-Neng Ueng and C. H. Shih},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1039-45}
}
BACKGROUND In dealing with displaced proximal humerus fractures, there is still much controversy in treatment modalities. The latest investigations emphasize the concept of minimal exposure and rigid fixation. METHODS The technique of closed reduction and percutaneous fixation with cannulated screws and k-pins was performed on 19 patients with two- and three-part proximal humerus fractures. The outcomes were evaluated with a mean follow-up of 21 months. RESULTS All except one case had a… CONTINUE READING
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