J Orthop Trauma 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy and Joint Research Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
: To compare the outcomes of patients who underwent either open reduction internal fixation with a locking plate and screws or closed reduction internal fixation with an antegrade intramedullary (IM) nail for displaced surgical neck fracture of the humerus.Design
: retrospective comparative study SETTING:: single institute, Level-I academic trauma center PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION:: Sixty-nine patients with two-part surgical neck fracture of the humerus underwent either an IM nail (38 patients Group A) or a locked plate fixation (31 patients Group B).Outcomes Measurement
: Pain on a visual analog scale (VAS), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and active range of motion (ROM) RESULTS:: At the two-year follow-up, there were no significant differences in the VAS pain score (1. Read More