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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2016, Volume 2 Issue 3

PHILOS by Delto-pectoral or deltoid splitting approach: A comparative study

Author(s): Dr. Navneet Agarwal, Dr. Ananda Mandal, Dr. Sabyasachi Santra and Dr. Partha Sarathi Sarkar
Abstract: Introduction: Proximal humerus fractures is the most common fracture in shoulder girdle in adults. Surgical treatment is increasing with PHILOS using Delto-pectoral or Deltoid splitting approaches.
Aims: To compare the outcome of PHILOS using the two approaches.
Materials and methods: Patients (n=41) with proximal humerus fractures, analysed prospectively, managed surgically using the two approaches, delto-pectoral (n=18) and Deltoid split (n=23). Results analysed on the basis of Constant-Murley Score at minimum follow-up period of 12 months (range 12 to 35 months).
Results: The mean Constant-Murley Score in Delto-pectoral group is 72.22 compared to 73.70 in Deltoid split group (p=0.717). The time to union in the two groups being 11.7 and 11.9 weeks respectively.
Conclusion: Outcome of the two approaches are comparable, can be used as per surgeons preference.
Pages: 177-179  |  949 Views  33 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Navneet Agarwal, Dr. Ananda Mandal, Dr. Sabyasachi Santra and Dr. Partha Sarathi Sarkar. PHILOS by Delto-pectoral or deltoid splitting approach: A comparative study. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2016; 2(3): 177-179.
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences