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Miltiadis Argyropoulos, Matthew Kent
Background: Open reduction internal fixation of displaced 3 and 4-part proximal humerus fractures is an effective treatment modality particularly for the younger age group, but it is not without complications. Fixed angled locking screw plates are the mainstay of fixation. The A.L.P.S. Proximal Humerus Plating System is a new implant that has smooth locking pegs in the place of humeral head screws to help reduce glenoid damage in the event of cut-out and is designed to sit low on the humerus in order to reduce the risk of subacromial impingement...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Tao Jiang, Lin Jiang, Jun-de Shi, Yong-Ge Jiang, Du-Liang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the treatment skill and clinical effect of bone setting manipulation in treating proximal humeral fracture with shoulder dislocation. METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2015, 118 cases of proximal humeral fractures with shoulder joint dislocation were treated by bone setting reduction and fixation with adhesive tape or Kirschner wire after reduction, including 56 males and 62 females with an average age of 61 years old ranging from 48 to 88 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Qing-Feng Shen, Xin Wen, Sheng-Wu Yang, Xin Chen, Wei-Xing Fan, Guo-Zhu Xu, Fang-Zheng Yu, Jun-Yi Zhu, Jian Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis(MIPPO)and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in treating senile NEER IIproximal humerus fractures. METHODS: From March 2014 to March 2016, 46 elderly patients with Neer II proximal humerus fractures were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 20 patients in MIPPO group included 9 males and 11 females with an average age of (70.4±4.4) years old; while 26 patients in ORIF group included 11 males and 15 females with an average age of (70...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Shyam Kumar, Ulhas Sonar, Iqbal Singh
The incidence of fragility fractures of the humerus is increasing worldwide. Although clinicians are aware of fractures of hips and wrists, fractures of the shoulder and elbow do not receive much attention. A considerable proportion of the elderly population (estimated at 10-24%) is dependent on walking aids. A well-functioning and pain-free shoulder and elbow is essential for use of these aids. The impact of loss of mobility in the elderly is well known, hence the overall impact of these fractures on the individual can be considerable...
March 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Ena Nielsen, Lindsay M Andras, David L Skaggs
BACKGROUND: In adults, a relative "safe zone" for lateral approaches to the elbow has been well described in efforts to reduce iatrogenic injury, typically a minimum of 6 cm proximal to the lateral epicondyle. To avoid iatrogenic injury to the radial nerve intraoperatively, we investigated the distance of the nerve from the distal humeral physis in children. METHODS: All patients who had axial and coronal T1-weighted magnetic resonance imagings of the humerus and elbow between 2005 and 2015 were eligible...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
C Z Esenyel, I Kalkar, M Adaş, S S Dedeoğlu, C D Büyükkurt, H Cabuk, A E Esenyel
Objective: To evaluate the functional and radiological results of patients with and without medial calcar continuity in plate osteosynthesis applied for a proximal humerus fracture retrospectively. Methods: The study included 27 patients to whom plate osteosynthesis was applied because of a proximal humerus fracture between January 2, 2010, and December 30, 2013, at Okmeydanı Research and Training Hospital. Patients were separated into Group A with medial calcar continuity and Group B without medial calcar continuity...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Andreas Panagopoulos, Irini Tatani, Seferlis Yannis, Bavelou Aikaterini, Antonis Kouzelis, Minos Tyllianakis, Panayotis Dimakopoulos
Background: The valgus-impacted (VI) 4-part fractures are a subset of fractures of the proximal humerus with a unique anatomic configuration characterized by a relatively lower incidence of avascular necrosis after operative intervention. Objectives: The present study reports the midterm clinical and radiological results of a large series of consecutive patients with 4-part VI fractures treated with a minimal invasive technique of internal fixation. Methods: Over a ten-year period (2004-2014), we treated 56 patients with a true 4-part valgus impacted fracture of the proximal part of the humerus...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Gang Xue, Kapil Chahal, Thou Lim, Siyuan Hu, Shaohua Li, Jie Liu
PURPOSE: Greater tuberosity fractures (GTFs) account for 17 to 21% of proximal humerus fractures, most of these fractures are treated conservatively, but treatment for displaced fractures is still controversial. The aim of this study is to compare intra-operative clinical conditions and post-operative outcomes when displaced GTFs are treated with either proximal humeral internal locking system (PHILOS) or mini locking plate with trans-osseous sutures. METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted in Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital...
March 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Stefano Carbone, Riccardo Mezzoprete, Matteo Papalia, Valerio Arceri, Andrea Carbone, Stefano Gumina
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the study were: a) to identify osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures in a large consecutive series of patients; b) to identify radiographic fracture patterns among osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures; and c) to calculate intra- and inter-observer reliability of assessment of osteoporosis and of radiographic fracture patterns. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of patients admitted to the emergency department affected by a proximal humerus fracture between June 2014 and June 2016...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Paul B McLendon, Jacob L Cox, Mark A Frankle
Revision shoulder arthroplasty is becoming more prevalent as the rate of primary shoulder arthroplasty in the US continues to increase. The management of proximal humeral bone loss in the revision setting presents a difficult problem without a clear solution. Different preoperative diagnoses often lead to distinctly different patterns of bone loss. Successful management of these cases requires a clear understanding of the normal anatomy of the proximal humerus, as well as structural limitations imposed by significant bone loss and the effect this loss has on component fixation...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Li-Ming Zhao, Dong-Mu Tian, Yue Wei, Jun-Hui Zhang, Zheng-Lin Di, Zhi-Yong He, Yong-Cheng Hu
OBJECTIVE: To study the biomechanical properties of a novel modular intercalary prosthesis for humeral diaphyseal segmental defect reconstruction, to establish valid finite element humerus and prosthesis models, and to analyze the biomechanical differences in modular intercalary prostheses with or without plate fixation. METHODS: Three groups were set up to compare the performance of the prosthesis: intact humerus, humerus-prosthesis and humerus-prosthesis-plate...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
Chih-Kai Hong, Kai-Lan Hsu, Fa-Chuan Kuan, Cheng-Li Lin, Ming-Long Yeh, Wei-Ren Su
PURPOSE: To compare the biomechanical properties of an transtendinous all-suture anchor technique with the commonly-accepted interference screw technique in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Sixteen fresh-frozen human cadaveric shoulders (mean age, 67.6 ± 5.8 years) were used and were randomly divided into 2 experimental long head of the biceps brachii (LHB) tenodesis groups (n = 8), namely transtendinous all-suture anchor technique and interference screw technique...
February 23, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Minfei Qiang, Xiaoyang Jia, Yanxi Chen, Kun Zhang, Haobo Li, Yuchen Jiang, Yijie Zhang
BACKGROUND Screw perforation and varus collapse are common complications of treatment with a PHILOS (proximal humerus internal locking system) plate for proximal humerus fractures, which are associated with improper screw length selection and lack of medial column support. The purposes of this study were: (1) to measure the proper length of periarticular screws of the PHILOS plate in the humeral head, and (2) to determine what factors influence the screw length and implantation of the inferomedial support screw...
February 25, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Peter Varga, Leonard Grünwald, Markus Windolf
Fixation of osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures has remained challenging, but may be improved by careful pre-operative planning. The aim of this study was to investigate how well the failure of locking plate fixation of osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures can be predicted by bone density measures assessed with currently available clinical imaging (realistic case) and a higher resolution and quality modality (theoretical best-case). Various density measures were correlated to experimentally assessed number of cycles to construct failure of plated unstable low-density proximal humerus fractures (N = 18)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Bin Li, Zhiping Deng, Xiaohui Niu
PURPOSE: Resection length should be designed before limb salvage surgery of bone tumours. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of free hand resections. METHODS: Two hundred forty-eight cases were enrolled, including 173 osteosarcomas, 24 giant cell tumours, 16 chondrosarcomas, seven spindle cell sarcomas, 14 bone metastases, three undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas, three Ewing sarcomas, two angiosarcomas, and six other bone and soft tissue tumours...
February 21, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Logan W Carr, Sebastian M Brooke, T Shane Johnson, Brett F Michelotti
Background: The lateral arm flap is used for composite defects in need of vascularized soft tissue, skin, and bone. From its original description, the distal humeral metaphysis can be included with the flap, supplied by the periosteal extensions of the posterior branch of the radial collateral artery. We sought to reexplore the anatomy of the lateral arm to determine its utility as a donor site for vascularized bone. Methods: Twelve fresh, silicone-injected cadaver dissections were performed...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Yeming Wang, Jian Li, Jianhua Yang, Jingming Dong
BACKGROUND: Incidence of proximal humeral fractures dramatically increased over the last decade due to demographic changes. The goal of this study was to analyze regional characteristics of cortical bone in the humeral head region using cortical bone mapping (CBM) technique. METHODS: The proximal humerus of 103 healthy volunteers was imaged by clinical computed tomography (CT) scans. Three groups of volunteers were identified according to age: group A (20-39 years), group B (40-59 years), and group C (>60 years)...
February 16, 2018: Bone
Eric A White, Matthew R Skalski, Dakshesh B Patel, Jordan S Gross, Anderanik Tomasian, Nathanael Heckmann, George R Matcuk
The greater tuberosity is an important anatomic structure and its integrity is important for shoulder abduction and external rotation. Isolated fractures of the greater tuberosity are often subtle and may not be detected on initial radiographs. Clinically, these patients display symptoms which mimic a full thickness rotator cuff tear. It is important to differentiate these two entities, as their treatment is different (typically nonsurgical management for minimally displaced fractures versus rotator cuff repair for acute full thickness rotator cuff tears)...
February 16, 2018: Emergency Radiology
Samir Mehta, Matthew Chin, Jennifer Sanville, Surena Namdari, Michael W Hast
INTRODUCTION: In locked plate fixation of proximal humerus fractures, the calcar is an important anchor point for screws providing much-needed medial column support. Most locking plate implants utilize a fixed-trajectory locking screw to achieve this goal. Consequently, adjustments of plate location to account for patient-specific anatomy may result in a screw position outside of the calcar. To date, little is known about the consequences of "missing" the calcar during plate positioning...
February 11, 2018: Injury
Arie Franco, Apeksha Chaturvedi
Physeal injuries occurring secondary to neonatal birth-related trauma are rare entities. Most reported cases of physeal injury involve the distal humerus with only a few published case reports of proximal femoral involvement. So far, we have found only one reported case of neonatal distal femoral epiphysiolysis following Caesarean section. We hereby report a unique case of distal femoral physeal injury with at least partial epiphyseal separation following an uneventful, spontaneous vaginal delivery. Given the uneventful delivery and no known prenatal risk factors, the imaging findings were initially not recognized as being secondary to birth-related injury...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Imaging
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