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Volume 6 Issue 8 (August, 2018)

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Outcome of Intracapsular Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Triceps Sparing Paratricipital Approach
Vaibhav Agrawal

Background: Fractures of the proximal humerus represent 4% to 5% of all fractures. Various methods of stabilization are reported in the literature.Hence; we planned the present study to assess the outcome of Intracapsular Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Triceps Sparing Paratricipital Approach. Materials & methods: We planned the present investigation included evaluation of outcome of Intracapsular Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Triceps Sparing Paratricipital Approach. 15 patients with Intracapsular Humerus fractures were included in the present study.. Operative procedure was performed in all the patients under the hands of skilled orthopaedic surgeons. Intraoperative assessment of fracture fixation stability and elbow range of motion (ROM) was done. Follow-up records of all the patients was maintained which included evaluation of clinical functional and radiographic assessment. Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI) was used for functional assessment in the follow-up time period. Grading of the muscle strength was done as normal, good and fair. All the results were evaluated by SPSS software. Results: Mean flexion range of the subjects in the present study was 128.410. Mean extension loss was found to be 6.250. MEPI was found to be 91 in the present study. On follow-up normal muscle strength was found in 11 cases while good muscle strength was observed in 4 cases.  Conclusion: Intracapsular Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Triceps Sparing Paratricipital Approach provides good results with early initiation of elbow motion
Key words: Intracapsular Humerus Fracture, Paratricipital Approach, Triceps.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Vaibhav Agrawal, (MS, Orthopaedic), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Singhal Nursing Home, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. [Ex Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, RUHS College of Medical sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.]

This article may be cited as: Agrawal V. Outcome of Intracapsular Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Triceps Sparing Paratricipital Approach.  J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(8):1-3.

 
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