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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-40

Tension wiring to increase stability of conventional plating for proximal humeral fractures: An alternative to a locking plate


1 Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Dou-Liou Branch, Yunlin; Department of Orthopedics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan; Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2 Department of Orthopedics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital; Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
3 Department of Orthopedics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
4 Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan; Department of Orthopaedics, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Pei-Yuan Lee
Department of Orthopaedics, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, 542, Section 1, Chung-Shan Road, Changhua
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tcmj.tcmj_6_17

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Fixation of comminuted or osteoporotic fractures in the proximal humerus is a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. In the past two decades, locking plates have been used for proximal humeral fracture fixation. However, complications such as loss of reduction have been reported, and the implants are not always available in some regions. Therefore, we describe an alternative procedure involving fixation with a nonlocking cloverleaf plate augmented with tension wiring to provide adequate stability and prevent loss of reduction.


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