Proximal humeral fractures are common, accounting for 5% to 9% of all fractures. Their incidence is particularly high in patients over 65 years of age, and they are one of the most common types of fractures. Most proximal humeral fractures are stable, have minimal displacement, and can be treated conservatively.
Proximal humeral locking plates, such as proximal humeral interlocking plates, offer several potential advantages in the treatment of these injuries. They are thin, site-specific plates. The plates have been preformed for the proximal humerus and the insertion of locking screws avoids the need for compression of the bone by the plate, thus maintaining the blood supply to the bone. The insertion of multiple multiaxial locking screws into the humeral head fracture block through a specific targeting device provides fixed angular support in multiple planes and should theoretically maintain the achieved reduction while allowing early mobilization.
|Proximal Humeral Locking Plate (Use 3.5 Locking Screw/3.5 Cortical Screw/4.0 Cancellous Screw )||5100-1501||3 holes||4||12||90|