Functional Outcomes of Close Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning in Proximal Humerus Fractures
Keywords:Proximal humerus fracture, CLosed reduction and percutaneous pinning, Functional outcome
INTRODUCTION Proximal humerus fractures are usually sustained from trivial fall in elderly. These fractures are usually associated with severe degree of comminution and deformity. Therefore, anatomical reduction of fracture fragments, and early mobilization are key factors for optimal outcomes of involved limb. This study was intended to evaluate the functional outcomes of proximal humer- us fractures in adults managed by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning (CRPP).
MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective and observational hospital based study was carried out in Orthopedics Department, Universal College of medical Sciences-Teaching Hospital (UCMS-TH) from July 2021 to June 2023. All patients with proximal humerus fractures who fulﬁlled the inclusion criteria and who underwent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning were enrolled in the study and functional outcome was assessed according to Constant murley scoring system and Visual analogue score. Post-operatively patients were regularly followed at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months.
RESULTS In this study of 60 cases, the mean age group was 53.08±13.10 years and male patients outnumbered female patients (37 males and 23 females). Forty one cases (68.3%) were of right side and 19 (31.7%) were of the left side. Majority of the fractures were due to fall injury (53.3%), followed by road trafﬁc accident (40%). The mean Constant Murley Score was 76.95 ± 5.53 and VAS (visual analogue score) was 1.97 ± 0.97.
CONCLUSION Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning is simple, less invasive and effective procedure for proximal humerus fracture providing good functional outcome.
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