Traditional Chinese medicine speeds-up humerus fracture healing: Two case reports
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, February 1, 2013
Hsueh TP et al. - Two cases illustrate the potential benefit of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments on speeding-up proximal humeral fracture healing. To the authors experience, the old patients’ fracture had speed-up healing while under TCM treatments. This might hint that TCM treatments not only play a role in pain control, but also accelerate bone healing for certain fracture cases. Long-term follow-up and future experimental studies are warranted to ...
A comprehensive classification of proximal humeral fractures: HGLS system
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, February 1, 2013
Sukthankar AV et al. - This study assessed the intraobserver and interobserver reliability of a binary classification system using an easy-to-remember acronym (the HGLS system—based on the reappraisal of Codman's description by Hertel et al) and compared it with the AO and Neer systems. The HGLS system provided a more reliable description of fractures of the proximal humerus compared with the Neer and AO systems. Further studies are necessary to assess the validity of the ...
Minimally displaced fractures of the greater tuberosity: Outcome of non-operative treatment
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, May 2, 2013
Rath E et al. - The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of this group of patients and describe the rehabilitation protocol authors have used for the treatment of this injury. When the diagnosis of a minimally displaced fracture of the proximal humerus is made, the patient can be reassured that a favorable outcome is anticipated with a staged rehabilitation protocol. Nevertheless, clinicians and patients should be aware that full recovery from the injury may take an average ...
Bizarre allegation of negligence in fabricated pin migration–A case report
Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, May 9, 2013
Chavali VH et al. - Kirschner's wires (popularly known as ‘K-wires’ or ‘pins’) are used commonly in various orthopaedic surgical fixations. Around the shoulder joint such pins are used for fixation of acromioclavicular joint, sternoclavicular joint, proximal humerus and clavicle. In such fixations, spontaneous loosening and extraction of pins would not cause as much anxiety and worry to the surgeon as a pin which breaks and migrates within the body. Such alarm is not just due to ...