Surgical Management of Fracture Shaft of Humerus in Adults Using Flexible Nails – By Retrograde Technique

Dr Harish Y S, Dr Pradeep Kumar, Dr Ananth H S
2015 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
and Objective: The fractures of the shaft of humerus are one of the commonest fractures found and can be treated by different methods. The present study is undertaken to know the functional outcome following the use of flexible nails for humeral shaft fractures in adults. Results: In our series, majority of the patients were males(70%), middle aged, with road traffic accidents(70%) being the commonest mode of injury, involving middle third(60%). Average follow up ranged from 6-18 months,60%
more » ... 6-18 months,60% united in 14-18 weeks duration, 3patient had delayed union,1 patient had non-union, 1 patient had implant breakage. 95% recovered with full range of elbow movements. The average ASES score was 50. 70% had excellent results,10% had good and 20% had poor results Conclusion: Flexible intramedullary nailing done by retrograde technique produces equally good results comparable to any plate osteosynthesis or interlocking intramedullary nailing. Another added advantage of flexible nail fixation is it requires very minimal operative instrumentation.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v3i8.11 fatcat:x6a7c5rpuzg4hliy6v6hixqwtm