Background: Fractures of the humeral shaft represent 2–4% of all fractures with no obvious single best surgical method to manage this injury. Non-operative methods is also considered even in current era with selected patient. Operative methods curtails prolonged immobilization, provides early rehabilitation and excellent to good outcome with due surgical complication risk. Posterior approach and internal fixation is widely used by many surgeons. To assess radiological as well as clinical results described in this study.
Methods: We did retrospective study of 20 cases presented to our institute with shaft fracture of humerus between January 2019 to March 2021 with closed, extraarticular shaft fracture of humerus. Final functional results assessed with constant-merley scoring system.
Results: In our study according to constant merley scoring we noted excellent results in 11 patients and fair results in 01 patient. We did not revise any fixation nor intervene for preoperative radial nerve injury. Mean union time was 16 weeks in our study.
Conclusion: Open reduction and internal fixation of humerus shaft fracture when applied with biological as well as mechanical principles fetch a excellent to good results functionally which obviates the need of prolonged immobilization when treated with conservatively.