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J Korean Soc Fract. 1996 Jul;9(3):767-773. Korean. Original Article.
Kang CN , Kim JO , Kim KW , Ko SH , Ki CM , Ahn SY .
Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Mok-Dong Hospital, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Seven patients, range in age from 30 to 65 years(average 49.7), were evaluated minimal 6 months after open reduction and internal fixation of protimal humeral fracture using the Bifurcate blade plate. According to the Neers classification, there were three 2-part, three 3-part and one 4-part fractures. The methods of threatment and its results were analyzed according to the Neers classification. 1. All fractures were healed. 2. No avascular necrosis was observed at following-up. 3. 6 patients had excellent results, one satisfactory result. 4. The Bifurcate blade plate proved to be an another method for the treatment of proximal humeral fracture. 5. A prosthetic replacement is recommended for eldery patients with severe osteoporosis, severe commimuted fractures.

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