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Study of occurence of fracture shaft of humerus in adults

Authors:Harish Y S , Pradeepkumar , Ananth H S , Rohit Dixit
Int J Biol Med Res. 2015; 6(1): 4753-4755  |  PDF File


Aims and Objectives: This study was conducted to know the commonest causes for occurrence of fracture shaft of humerus in adults and outcome of flexible intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures. Methodology: The study was conducted in Chigateri Government hospital and Bapuji Hospital attached to J.J.M.Medical college, Davangere between October 2010 to September 2012. Results and conclusion: In 20 patients Majority of the patients 14(70%) were females and 6(30%) were males. RTA was the most common cause of injury being responsible for 80.00% of cases, 15 fractures were closed and 5 were open fractures, Most of the fractures were located in the middle third of the shaft (60%). The follow up ranged from 6 months to 18 months. 14(70%) patients had sound union in less than 18 weeks, 2(10%) patient had delayed union (22 Wks), 4 (20%) patient had non-union, 1 patient had implant breakage. 19(95%) patients recovered full range of motion of shoulder and elbow joint while 1 (5%) patient recovered good range of motion (within 10-15% of full range). The average ASES score obtained was 50. 14(70%) patients had excellent results, 2(10%) patients had good results and 4 (20%) patient had poor result.