Ergebnisse eines differenzierten Therapiekonzeptes dislozierter subkapitaler Humerusfrakturen älterer Menschen
Results of a Differentiated Therapy for Displaced Subcapital Humeral Fractures
Between 1990 and 1994 94 patients over 65 years of age with subcapital humeral fractures were treated by plate osteosynthesis combined with a modified postoperative treatment including intensive physical exercise in the early postoperative period. Three months after surgery all osteosynthesis materials were removed using a differentiated treatment of the subacromial area. In the follow-up study 69 of the 94 patients were examined; 22 patients showed an excellent, 26 a good, 9 a satisfactory, and 12 an unsatisfactory result. Thus, we recommend plate osteosynthesis of subcapital humeral fractures in elderly people in combination with our standardized postoperative regimes.
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