Management of Proximal Humeral Fractures Based on Current Literature

Nho, Shane J.; Brophy, Robert H.; Barker, Joseph U.; Cornell, Charles N.; MacGillivray, John D.
October 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2007 Supplement 3, Vol. 89-A, p44
Academic Journal
The article provides information concerning the recent literature on the classification and treatment option for proximal humeral fractures. The transosseous suture fixation has been described as option treatment for proximal humeral fractures which have at least 1 cm of displacement between the head and the shaft fragments. It is inferred the techniques emphasized the advantage of avoiding the risks associated with hardware, which include pain, neurovascular compromise and failure.


Related Articles

  • Factors Predicting Complication and Reoperation Rates Following Surgical Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures. Petrigliano, Frank A.; Bezrukov, Nikita; Gamradt, Seth C.; SooHoo, Nelson F. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;9/17/2014, Vol. 96 Issue 18, p1544 

    Background: The purpose of this study was to report complication and reoperation rates following non-arthroplasty fixation of shoulder fractures determined on the basis of observational, population-based data from all inpatient admissions in California over an eleven-year period. Methods:...

  • SUPRACONDYLAR HUMERUS FRACTURES OUTCOME OF OPEN REDUCTION AND PERCUTANEOUS CROSSED PIN FIXATION. Sial, Noor Akbar; Rashid, Abid; Yasin, Ajmal // Professional Medical Journal;Jan2011, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p147 

    Displaced Supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children are common injuries treated by orthopaedic surgeons. Objectives: To evaluate the role of open reduction and percutaneous crossed pin fixation in displayed supracondylar fractures and to design a simple and effective protocol for the...

  • GLENOID RIM MORPHOLOGY IN RECURRENT ANTERIOR GLENOHUMERAL INSTABILITY. Sugaya, Hiroyuki; Moriishi, Joji; Dohi, Michiko; Kon, Yoshiaki; Tsuchiya, Akihiro // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2003, Vol. 85-A Issue 5, p878 

    Background: Knowledge regarding the morphology of the glenoid rim is important when patients with recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability are assessed. Ordinary imaging techniques are not always sensitive enough to demonstrate the morphology of the glenoid rim accurately. We developed a...

  • Delayed Axillary Artery Injury due to Displacement of Proximal Humeral Fracture. Khanna, Arun; Khanna, Anil; Tricker, John // Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery;2008, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p2 

    Proximal humerus fractures are commonly encountered in orthopaedic practice. They are uncommonly associated with axillary artery injuries, more rarely with delayed presentation of the same. We report an unusual of delayed axillary artery injury following proximal humerus fracture due to...

  • Kominutivni intraartikularni prelomi distalnog humerusa lečeni minimalnom fiksacijom- jedna od opcija za lečenje. Cvetković, Y. R.; Lešić, A. R.; Bumbaširević, M. // Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica;2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p61 

    Fractures of distal humerus on humen skeleton are rare and intraarticular fractions of distal part of humerus occur even less frequently, they comprise abouth 3% of fractures of humerus. However, these fractures can result in a functional deficiency of elbow joint and permanent disability. The...

  • Allograft-Prosthesis Composite Reconstruction of the Proximal Part of the Humerus: Functional Outcome and Survivorship. Abdeen, Ayesha; Hoang, Bang H.; Athanasian, Edward A.; Morris, Carol D.; Boland, Patrick J.; Healey, John H. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 10, p2406 

    Background: Limb salvage following resection of a tumor in the proximal part of the humerus poses many challenges. Reconstructive options are limited because of the loss of periarticular soft-tissue stabilizers of the glenohumeral joint in addition to the loss of bone and articular cartilage....

  • Maxillofacial Trauma: Prevalence in the San Vicente de Paúl Regional University Hospital, San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Hernández, Rosa Arelis; Hernández, Rosangel; Hernández, Angel; Gil, Zoilo Núñez // Internet Journal of Third World Medicine;2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1 

    Worldwide maxillofacial injuries have become a social problem, since there has been an alarming increase of this type of injury. In the Northeast region of the Dominican Republic the facial trauma constitutes a significant proportion of all trauma, although epidemiological studies in the country...

  • Grip and Pinch Strength in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Primary Osteoarthritis of the Hand: A Reproducibility Study. Ziv, Efrat; Patish, Hagar; Dvir, Zeevi // Open Orthopaedics Journal;2008, Vol. 2, p86 

    Grip, Key Pinch (KP), 3 Point Pinch (3PP) and 2 Point Pinch (2PP) strengths were measured twice weekly in 32 women with primary osteoarthritis of the hand (POAH) and 25 healthy women. Reproducibility was assessed by standard error of measurement (SEM) and the coefficient of variation (CV)....

  • Transosseous Suture Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures. Dimakopoulos, Panayiotis; Panagopoulos, Andreas; Kasimatis, Georgios // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2009 Supplement, Vol. 91-A, p8 

    BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of displaced fractures of the proximal part of the humerus remains controversial. We evaluated the long-term functional and radiographic results of transosseous suture fixation in a series of selected displaced fractures of the proximal part of the humerus....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics