The biomechanics of locked plating for repairing proximal humerus fractures with or without medial cortical support.

@article{Lescheid2010TheBO,
  title={The biomechanics of locked plating for repairing proximal humerus fractures with or without medial cortical support.},
  author={Jon Lescheid and Radovan Zdero and Suraj J Shah and Paul R. T. Kuzyk and Emil H. Schemitsch},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={1235-42}
}
BACKGROUND Comminuted proximal humerus fracture fixation is controversial. Locked plate complications have been addressed by anatomic reduction or medial cortical support. The relative mechanical contributions of varus malalignment and lack of medial cortical support are presently assessed. METHODS Forty synthetic humeri divided into three subgroups were osteotomized and fixed at 0 degrees, 10 degrees, and 20 degrees of varus malreduction with a locking proximal humerus plate (AxSOS, Global… CONTINUE READING