Tension wiring to increase stability of conventional plating for proximal humeral fractures: An alternative to a locking plate

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Fixation of comminuted or osteoporotic fractures in the proximal humerus is a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. In the past two decades, locking plates have been used for proximal humeral fracture fixation. However, complications such as loss of reduction have been reported, and the implants are not always available in some regions. Therefore, we describe an alternative procedure involving fixation with a nonlocking cloverleaf plate augmented with tension wiring to provide adequate stability and prevent loss of reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Shoulder Fractures
Comminuted Fractures
Fracture Fixation
Osteoporotic Fractures
Humerus
Orthopedic Surgeons

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