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16. Current Pattern and Outcome of Closed Diaphyseal Humeral Fracture Treated With Intramedullary Interlocking Nail

1. Saeed Ali Shah 2. Muhammad Ayub Laghari 3. Karam Ali Shah 4. Mustafa Pervez khan

5. Sadia Shah

1. Asstt. Prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery, PUMHS  Benazirabad Nawabshah 2. Assoc. Prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery and

Traumatology, LUMHS, Jamshoro 3. Asstt. Prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery, PUMHS  Benazirabad Nawabshah 

4. MBBS-Isra University Hyderabad 5. MBBS,  LUMHS, Jamshoro

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the current pattern and outcome of the closed diaphyseal humeral fracture treated with intramedullary interlocking nail. Study Design: Descriptive study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out at Orthopedic Department of Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad and PUMHS Benazirabad  Nawabshah from March 2011 to February 2012. 

Materials and methods: All the 40 patients with closed diaphyseal humeral shaft fracture between the ages 15-45 years were included in the study. All the patients after counseling and diagnosed as case with closed diaphyseal humeral shaft fracture on the basis of clinical examination and X-rays. Closed intramedullary nailing management procedure was used for closed diaphyseal humeral shaft fracture regarding with clinical presentation, preoperative findings and functional outcomes were documented including postoperative complications. 

Results: Total 40 patients were selected in this study with humeral fracture. Male were found in majority. From types of fractures transverse fractures were most common 45% and road accidents were seen in majority. Most common complication was post operative pain in 40% of cases; Excellent results were found in the 55% of the cases while good in 20%, fair in 10% and 5% results were noted poor in the patients 

Conclusion: In the conclusion of this study the closed intramedullary interlocking nailing procedure is the very good method for treatment of fracture shaft of humerus including with very good outcome. Key Words: Intramedullary interlocking nail, diaphyseal humeral fracture