A study of proximal humerus fractures treated by PHILOS plating in a tertiary care hospital
Keywords:Proximal humerus fractures, PHILOS plating, Functional outcome
Background: Proximal humeral fractures are commonly presented in the orthopedic practice. The usual method of treatment was conservative in the past. However, the results and functional outcomes were not good. With the development of PHILOS locking plates, the functional outcomes are known to be improved. We in the present study tried to evaluate the functional outcomes of proximal humerus fractures treated with PHILOS plates.
Methods: This prospective study was conducted in all Adult patients with closed two-part and three-part fractures of the proximal humerus, those who have reported within a week of the injury were included in the study. A total of n=30 patients were included in the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. A standard surgical approach with PHILOS plate was used and patients were followed up for 19 to 24 months.
Results: n=30 patients out of which n=16 (53.33%) were males and n=14 (46.67%) were females. The most common age group involved in the fractures was 31-35 years n=9 (30%) of the patients. Most of the patients n=21 (70%) were having Neer's two-part fractures and three-part fractures were found in n=6 (20%) and four part in n=3 (10%). The overall results in the study were 66.67% of patients had excellent results and 16.67% had good results and 10% had poor results.
Conclusions: PHILOS locking plates is a better treatment option for fractures of proximal humerus especially in cases of poor bone quality and comminuted fractures.
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