The development of locking plate technology established a gold-standard for proximal humerus fracture fixation, however the treatment was still...
Proximal Humerus Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
Evolution of Proximal Humerus Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
The development of locking plate technology has established a gold-standard for proximal humerus fracture fixation in the non-geriatric adult population. The locking plate allows screws, often with threads on the circumference of the head, to engage into the plate and create a rigid fixed angle construct. The surgical incision is either through the front or side of the shoulder. The implant is an anatomically contoured metal plate and the screws aimed at both compressing across the fracture as well as stabilizing the bone to prevent collapse of the humeral neck.
AxSOS 3® Ti Proximal Humerus Plating System is a monoaxial anatomically contoured plate that provides hybrid fixation to allow fracture stabilization with a lag screws as well as locking options. There are seven options for screw placement into the humeral head and eight metaphyseal K-wire and suture holes. The plate is available in length up to 306mm.