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Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Complex 3- and 4-Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: Does Age Really Matter?
A retrospective review was completed to identify patients whom had sustained a 3- or 4-part fracture of the proximal humerus (Neer classification), treated surgically with locked compression plating. Patients were recruited for a final follow-up, with clinical (Constant and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, Hand [DASH] scores) and radiographic outcome analysis. Results were compared (t test and Wilcoxon test) with fracture type (3- vs 4-part) and patient age at time of fracture (<65 years vs >65years) as the primary outcome measure. The presence or absence of a complication and presence or absence of a concomitant osseous injury at the time of presentation were evaluated as secondary outcome measures, in regard to overall functional results of the treatment in question. Complications were defined as posttraumatic osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis of the humeral head, and screw cutout with chondrolysis. The null hypothesis being that age of the patient at the time of injury would not greatly affect functional outcome measurements.
Tips on preventing winter sports injuries
Dr. Brian Grawe of UC Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine talks about barre workouts.
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) - The Western & Southern Open 2014, continues at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. So do the injuries to players.
One common condition is "tennis elbow". What might surprise you is how little that condition has to do with tennis.
Karah Russell is a volunteer at the tournament and an amateur tennis player who loves the game. She doesn't always love the toll tennis takes on the body, however. As with most players, she tends to feel it most in her legs and arms.
Staged bilateral total shoulder arthroplasty: improved outcomes with less than 6 months between surgeries.
Research on optimal timing of bilateral anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is lacking. The purpose of this study was to investigate functional outcomes in patients undergoing bilateral anatomic TSA to understand the ideal timing for the second arthroplasty.