The Stability of Percutaneous Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures

Castoldi, F.; Bonasia, D. E.; Blonna, D.; Rossi, R.; Dettoni, F.; Assom, M.; Sankey, M. A.; Halewood, C.; Amis, A. A.
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2010 Supplement 2, Vol. 92-A, p90
Academic Journal
The article presents a research study which investigates the stability of the use of fracture fixation constructs to proximal humeral fractures. It mentions that fixation constructs such as 3-mm box construct and 3-mm fan construct were subjected for analysis on torsional stiffness, compression and load to failure during varus bending. It hypothesizes that the stiffness of 3-mm box and 3-mm fan constructs improves in all testing modalities when an additional external fixator is placed.


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