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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Evaluation of results of fracture Proximal Humerus treated with Kirschner Wire and mini external fixation

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Author Details: Jayant Sharma, Prashant Upadhyaya

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 256

Article End Page : 260


Fracture of Proximal humerus are most common humerus fracture (45%). These are more common than hip fracture. As the patient has a direct fall on the limb these fractures are mostly undisplaced (85%). These are more common in osteoporotic patients in elderly age group. Aim of the management is early mobilization. JESS is a mini external fixator invented by Dr. B. B. Joshi and it is, A simple light mini fixator with Ease of application and has Fixed angle stability.
We have used this fixator in 25 cases of proximal humerus received by us, and treated with this method as, it Avoids dissection of Deltoid, Rotator Cuff and biceps due to use of small pin diameter has a Lower incidence of AVN, with Minimal blood loss. It also eliminates another Surgery for Hardware removal and is based on the principle of faster rehabilitation.
We found this technique to be effective in Effective in polytrauma.