Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Humeral shaft fractures

Study On Surgical Management Of Shaft Of Humerus Fractures With Locking Compression Plate

AVRMohan, Kotikalapudi Venkatamurali Mohan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 11102-11115

Background:The recent development of LCP has revolutionized the surgical treatment
of fractures by overcoming the few drawbacks of older internal fixators. The fractures
of the shaft of humerus are one of the commonest fractures found and the accepted
management for fractures shaft of humerus is open reduction and internal fixation
using compression plating. Our present study is aimed at the assessment of results of
plate osteosynthesis of diaphyseal fractures of humerus using locking compression plate
and to assess the functional recovery with this procedure.
Materials and Methods: It is a prospective study which was carried out from December
2019 to June 2021 atDistrict Hospital, Eluru. In this study period 20 cases of fracture
shaft of the humerus were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using
Locking Compression Plate.
Results: In our series, majority of the patients were males, middle aged, with road
traffic accidents being the commonest mode of injury, involving middle third. 90% of
the fractures united with excellent, 5% good and 5% poor results.
Conclusion: The LCP for humeral shaft fractures produce excellent results, the
advantage being better stability, early mobilization, early union but the complication,
duration of surgery and surgical techniques remains unchanged.

Humeral Shaft Fractures: An Updated Overview

Amen Khalid Elmagri,Ahmed Hashem Amin, Mohamed Elsadek Attia,Ehab Mohamed Shehata

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 4503-4508

Background:Humeral shaft fracture make up approximately 3% of all fracture types. Whether
or not surgical intervention is required for humeral shaft fractures remains controversial. With
acceptable reduction, most humeral shaft fractures can be treated conservatively. Operative
treatment is indicated in patients in whom there is failure to maintain stable alignment and
reduction at the fracture site, as well as those with open fractures, segmental fractures, or
fractures associated with neurovascular injury, multiple injury, and floating shoulder or elbow,
surgical treatment is preferred to obtain a better clinical outcome.