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Efficacy of Additive Trans-cuff Augmentation Sutures for Proximal Humeral Fractures Stabilized by Locking Plates in Elderly Patients
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  • Journal title : Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2015, pp.68-74
  • Publisher : Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • DOI : 10.5397/cise.2015.18.2.68
 Title & Authors
Efficacy of Additive Trans-cuff Augmentation Sutures for Proximal Humeral Fractures Stabilized by Locking Plates in Elderly Patients
Cho, Nam Su; Shim, Hee Seok; Lee, Sang Hyeon; Jeon, Jong Wook; Rhee, Yong Girl;
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 Abstract
Background: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the functional and radiologic outcomes of additive augmentation sutures through rotator cuff for proximal humeral fractures stabilized locking plate in elderly patients. Methods: We enrolled 74 patients over the age of 60 years who received internal fixation using locking plates for proximal humeral fractures. Of these, 50 patients had additive augmentation sutures through rotator cuff. The mean age at the time of surgery was 72.1 years (range, 60-89 years), and the mean follow-up period was 17.5 months (range, 12-62 months). The humeral neck-shaft angle and humeral head height were used as radiological markers to assess the effect of additive augmentation sutures through rotator cuff. We allocated the patients who received additive augmentation sutures into group A and those who did not into group B. Results: At the final follow-up, the mean Korean Showlder Society score and Constant scores were and , respectively, in group A and and , respectively, in group B (p
 Keywords
Proximal humeral fracture;Locking plate osteosynthesis;Trans-cuff augmentation sutures;Clinical outcome;Radiologic outcome;Elderly patient;
 Language
English
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