Comparison of two surgical fixations for two-part proximal humeral surgical neck fractures
51 patients with two-part proximal humeral fractures were randomized to either locking intramedullary nail or locking plate fixation groups. This study aimed to evaluate and compare longitudinal outcomes of these treatment methods. The results indicate that at one year follow up the locking nail fixation group had fewer complications (p=0.024), whereas the locking plate group had superior ASES and VAS scores (p=0.021, p=0.042 respectively). There were no differences seen at three year follow-up between groups.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jan 19;93(2):159-68