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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


A study of functional outcome following proximal humeral internal locking system plating for displaced proximal humeral fractures


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Author Details : Gnanesh V, Chenna Keshava Rao, Roshan S D*

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 1-4


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Abstract

Introduction: The proximal humerus fractures involve head, greater tuberosity, lesser tuberosity and
proximal one-fourth of the shaft. It has been estimated that proximal humerus fractures account for nearly
4% of all the fractures and 26% of all the humerus factors.
Aim: To study the effectiveness of PHILOS in anatomical reduction and stability of fixation of displaced
proximal humeral fractures.
Materials and Methods: It was a prospective study. All adult patients with fractures of proximal
humerus who were admitted in Department of Orthopaedics of KVG Medical College and Hospital, Sullia,
Karnataka were included for this study after informed written consent was obtained from them. The study
period of the study was two years. The sample size was 25 for the scope of the study.
Results: Majority of the patients had four-part fracture according to the NEER’s score. It was found that
the overall performance of PHILOS was good on the basis of the follow-up done. The postoperative
complications included perforation of screw. Co-morbidities like diabetes and RA were observed in the
patients.
Conclusion: It was seen that the management of proximal humerus fractures with proximal humerus
locking plates is associated with satisfactory (moderate) functional outcomes. Postoperative rehabilitation
and encouragement for physical therapy also play a role in better functional outcomes.

Keywords: Proximal humeral, PHILOS, Internal locking system plating, Fractures.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2020.001

How to cite : Gnanesh V, Rao C K, Roshan S D, A study of functional outcome following proximal humeral internal locking system plating for displaced proximal humeral fractures. Indian J Orthop Surg 2020;6(1):1-4

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