IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 13
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Mahadik Hardikar


Introduction: Fractures of Proximal Humerus account for about 5% of all fractures & 3rd most common fracture. The management of complex proximal humerus fractures remain a challenge with the present modalities of treatment as there are high complication rates. Here we are trying to evaluate functional outcome of our specially designed “SINGLE TINE HUMERAL T-PLATE (3.5 mm) in Neer’s Type II, Type III, Type IV, Fracture dislocation & articular surface split type of fracture of Proximal Humerus.

Material and Method: We have selected 35 patients from single institute operated between January 2010 & January 2013. Results were evaluated using Neer’s scoring system and the results were expressed in terms of numbers and percentage and compared with Functional outcome of Philos Plate system (ActaOrthopTraumatolTurc. 2010;44(1):1-6. doi: 10.3944/AOTT.2010.2270.) and Locking Compresion Plate (The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 91, Issue 6).

Result: Mean duration of follow-up was 18 months. Mean age was 52 yrs. 24 patients out of 35 gave excellent results, 8 gave satisfactory, 2 gave unsatisfactory and only 1 gave the failure result. Complications were: Shoulder stiffness- 2 (5.7%); Infection- 1 (2.85%); Avascular Necrosis: 1(2.85%) and Implant Failure/ Loosening: 1 (2.85%).

Conclusion: Single tine T-Plate is an excellent, cost effective, easy to use implant with lesser complications than locked plates and buttress plates for Complex Fractures of Proximal Humerus.

How to Cite this Abstract
Hardikar M. Proximal humerus Fracture Fixation. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings  April 2014;1(2):13.