Intramedullary cortical bone strut improves the cyclic stability of osteoporotic proximal humeral fractures

@inproceedings{Hsiao2017IntramedullaryCB,
  title={Intramedullary cortical bone strut improves the cyclic stability of osteoporotic proximal humeral fractures},
  author={Chih-Kun Hsiao and Yi-Jung Tsai and Cheng-Yo Yen and Cheng-Hung Lee and Teng-Yao Yang and Yuan-Kun Tu},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Proximal humeral fractures treated with locking plate can fail due to varus collapse, especially in osteoporotic bone with medial cortex comminution. The use of an intramedullary strut together with locking plate fixation may strengthen fixation and provide additional medial support to prevent the varus malalignment. This study biomechanically investigates the influence of an intramedullary cortical bone strut on the cyclic stability of proximal humeral fractures stabilized by… CONTINUE READING

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