Percutaneous Pinning of Proximal Humeral Frx


- Technique for Surgical Neck Frx:
    - use 2.5 mm terminally threaded AO Schanz pins;
    - following appropriate reduction, one pin is inserted thru lateral arm, at a point 8 cm distal to acromion in order to avoid
           axillary nerve;
    - second pin is inserted parallel to the first;
    - third pin is inserted to form a triangular configuration;
    - finally a fourth pin is inserted from greater tuberosity to medial humeral shaft;
    - ref:
           - Surgical Neck Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: A Laboritory Evaluation of Ten Fixation Techniques

   
   



The Management of Severely Displaced Fractures of the Proximal Humerus in Children. Beebe AC and Bell DF. Tech Orthop. 1989;4(3): 1-4.   

Early intrathoracic migration of Kirschner wires used for percutaneous osteosynthesis of a two-part humeral neck fracture: a case report.

Closed percutaneous K-wire stabilization for displaced fractures of the surgical neck of the humerus.

Percutaneous fixation of three- and four-part fractures of the proximal humerus.

THE RESULTS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR DISPLACED PEDIATRIC PROXIMAL HUMERUS FRACTURES


Intermediate Outcomes Following Percutaneous Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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