External fixation of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus. Technique and preliminary results.

@article{Kristiansen1987ExternalFO,
  title={External fixation of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus. Technique and preliminary results.},
  author={Bjarne Kristiansen and Hakon Kofoed},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1987},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={643-6}
}
A new technique for the treatment of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus is described. Twelve fractures in 11 patients were managed by transcutaneous reduction using a Steinmann pin, and external fixation with a Hoffmann-type neutralising bar connected to two half-pins in the humeral head and three half-pins in the shaft. The pins were removed after four weeks. Two patients sustained redisplacement after a further injury, but in the others reduction was maintained. Two cases of pin… CONTINUE READING

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