Percutaneous kirschner pinning for fracture of the surgical neck of the humerus in elderly patients

Y. Date, Y. Kainaga, K. Ihara
1984 Orthopedics & Traumatology  
Nine patients older than 60 years of age with fracture of the surgical neck of the humerus, treated by percutaneous Kirschner pinning, were reported. Manipulation of the fracture, operative technique and postoperative rehabilitation were described. This method has several advantages; simple technique, little blood loss, eary return to ambulation and good course of bone union. Satisfactory results were obtained in 75% of the cases at follow-up examination assessed by Wolfgang's criteria and Takagishi's criteria.
doi:10.5035/nishiseisai.32.580 fatcat:j7tu773pujbqxjgbmcgyaqka4i