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Preliminary results from osteosynthesis using Ender nails by means of a percutaneous technique, in humeral diaphysis fractures in adults.

Godinho GG, França Fde O, Freitas JM, Santos FM, Correa Gde A, Maia LR - Rev Bras Ortop (2015)

Bottom Line: In addition to the clinical and radiographic evaluations, patients with a minimum of one year of follow-up were assessed by means of the Constant, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Mayo Clinic and Simple Shoulder Value (SSV) functional scores, and in relation to the degree of satisfaction with the final result.Fixation of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails by means of a percutaneous technique was shown to be a method with promising preliminary results.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Hospital Ortopédico (HO), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Hospital Belo Horizonte (HBH), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Hospital Lifecenter (HLC), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

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Objective: To demonstrate the clinical and functional results from treatment of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails.

Methods: Eighteen patients who underwent osteosynthesis of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails were evaluated. In addition to the clinical and radiographic evaluations, patients with a minimum of one year of follow-up were assessed by means of the Constant, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Mayo Clinic and Simple Shoulder Value (SSV) functional scores, and in relation to the degree of satisfaction with the final result. The fixation technique used was by means of an anterograde percutaneous route.

Results: All the patients achieved fracture consolidation, after a mean of 2.9 months (ranging from 2 to 4 months). The mean Constant score was 85.7 (ranging from 54 to 100) and the mean ASES score was 95.9 (ranging from 76 to 100). All the patients achieved the maximum score on the Mayo Clinic scale.

Conclusion: Fixation of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails by means of a percutaneous technique was shown to be a method with promising preliminary results.

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fig0020: Radiograph demonstrating the consolidation process 1 month after the operation.

Mentions: The mean time taken to reach fracture consolidation was 2.9 months (range: 2–4) and none of the patients evolved with delayed consolidation or pseudarthrosis (Fig. 4).


Preliminary results from osteosynthesis using Ender nails by means of a percutaneous technique, in humeral diaphysis fractures in adults.

Godinho GG, França Fde O, Freitas JM, Santos FM, Correa Gde A, Maia LR - Rev Bras Ortop (2015)

Radiograph demonstrating the consolidation process 1 month after the operation.
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fig0020: Radiograph demonstrating the consolidation process 1 month after the operation.
Mentions: The mean time taken to reach fracture consolidation was 2.9 months (range: 2–4) and none of the patients evolved with delayed consolidation or pseudarthrosis (Fig. 4).

Bottom Line: In addition to the clinical and radiographic evaluations, patients with a minimum of one year of follow-up were assessed by means of the Constant, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Mayo Clinic and Simple Shoulder Value (SSV) functional scores, and in relation to the degree of satisfaction with the final result.Fixation of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails by means of a percutaneous technique was shown to be a method with promising preliminary results.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Hospital Ortopédico (HO), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Hospital Belo Horizonte (HBH), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Hospital Lifecenter (HLC), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To demonstrate the clinical and functional results from treatment of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails.

Methods: Eighteen patients who underwent osteosynthesis of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails were evaluated. In addition to the clinical and radiographic evaluations, patients with a minimum of one year of follow-up were assessed by means of the Constant, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Mayo Clinic and Simple Shoulder Value (SSV) functional scores, and in relation to the degree of satisfaction with the final result. The fixation technique used was by means of an anterograde percutaneous route.

Results: All the patients achieved fracture consolidation, after a mean of 2.9 months (ranging from 2 to 4 months). The mean Constant score was 85.7 (ranging from 54 to 100) and the mean ASES score was 95.9 (ranging from 76 to 100). All the patients achieved the maximum score on the Mayo Clinic scale.

Conclusion: Fixation of humeral diaphysis fractures using Ender nails by means of a percutaneous technique was shown to be a method with promising preliminary results.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus