Functional outcome in patients treated with interlocking nailing and dynamic compression plating for fracture shaft of humerus in adults: A prospective comparative study

Vinodh Rajkumar, P (2014) Functional outcome in patients treated with interlocking nailing and dynamic compression plating for fracture shaft of humerus in adults: A prospective comparative study. Masters thesis, Stanley Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to compare the Functional outcome in patients with fracture shaft of the humerus treated with Dynamic Compression plating and those treated with Intramedullary Interlocking nailing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective comparative study of 24 patients with humeral shaft fractures treated with Intramedullary interlocking nailing and Plate osteosynthesis done in the Department of Orthopaedics, Government Stanley Medical College from june 2012 to september 2013. CONCLUSION: The complications were more in our study in the interlocking nail group with most of them pertaining to poor shoulder function with pain. Though both modalities of treatment provide comparable union rates, secondary complications were more in interlocking nailing group. So I conclude that patients can be treated with dynamc compression plating and interlocking nailing for fracture of shaft of humerus. Intramedullary interlocking nailing is an effective and safe alternative for treatment of diaphyseal fractues of humerus. It is suitable for patients with osteoporosis, polytrauma and in segmental fractures.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Functional outcome ; patients ; interlocking nailing ; dynamic compression plating ; fracture shaft ; humerus ; adults ; prospective comparative study
Subjects: MEDICAL > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2017 14:53
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2017 14:53
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3193

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