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The use of a blade plate and autogenous cancellous bone graft in the treatment of ununited fractures of the proximal humerus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11743526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stable internal fixation is essential to obtain healing of an ununited fracture of the proximal humerus. Standard plate and screw fixation may be inadequate to secure a small, osteopenic proximal fragment. We used blade plates and autogenous cancellous bone graft to repair ununited fractures of the proximal humerus in 25 patients (19 women and 6 men) with a mean age of 61 years. Healing was documented in 23 of 25 patients (92%). Objective and subjective instruments documented substantial functional improvement in patients with healed fractures. The results were classified as good or excellent in 20 of 25 patients, and few complications were encountered. Blade plate fixation facilitates successful treatment of ununited fractures of the proximal humerus.
D Ring; M D McKee; B H Perey; J B Jupiter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1058-2746     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:    2001 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-14     Completed Date:  2002-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hand Surgery Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bone Plates
Bone Transplantation / methods
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation*,  methods
Fracture Healing / physiology
Fractures, Ununited / radiography,  surgery*
Humeral Fractures / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Shoulder Joint / injuries*,  radiography
Transplantation, Autologous

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