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Subbrachial approach to humeral shaft fractures: new surgical technique and retrospective case series study


Boschi, Vladimir; Pogorelić, Zenon; Gulan, Gordan; Vilović, Katarina; Štalekar, Hrvoje; Bilan, Kanito; Grandić, Leo
Subbrachial approach to humeral shaft fractures: new surgical technique and retrospective case series study // Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie, 56 (2013), 1; 27-34 doi:10.1503/cjs.011911 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Subbrachial approach to humeral shaft fractures: new surgical technique and retrospective case series study

Autori
Boschi, Vladimir ; Pogorelić, Zenon ; Gulan, Gordan ; Vilović, Katarina ; Štalekar, Hrvoje ; Bilan, Kanito ; Grandić, Leo

Izvornik
Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie (1488-2310) 56 (2013), 1; 27-34

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Radial nerve palsy ; brachialis muscle ; lateral approach ; distal humerus ; management ; infection ; nonunions ; exposures ; posterior ; fixation

Sažetak
BACKGROUND: There are few surgical approaches for treating humeral shaft fractures. Here we present our results using a subbrachial approach. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case series involving patients who had surgery for a humeral shaft fracture between January 1994 and January 2008. We divided patients into 4 groups based on the surgical approach (anterior, anterolateral, posterior, subbrachial). In all patients, an AO 4.5 mm dynamic compression plate was used. RESULTS: During our study period, 280 patients aged 30- 36 years underwent surgery for a humeral shaft fracture. The average duration of surgery was shortest using the subbrachial approach (40 min). The average loss of muscle strength was 40% for the anterolateral, 48% for the posterior, 42% for the anterior and 20% for the subbrachial approaches. The average loss of tension in the brachialis muscle after 4 months was 61% for the anterolateral, 48% for the anterior and 11% for the subbrachial approaches. Sixteen patients in the anterolateral and anterior groups and 6 patients in the posterior group experienced intraoperative lesions of the radial nerve. No postoperative complications were observed in the subbrachial group. CONCLUSION: The subbrachial approach is practical and effective. The average duration of the surgery is shortened by half, loss of the muscle strength is minimal, and patients can resume everyday activities within 4 months. No patients in the subbrachial group experienced injuries to the radial or musculocutaneous nerves.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Medicinski fakultet, Split,
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka,
Kineziološki fakultet, Split

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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