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J Korean Soc Fract. 2002 Jul;15(3):385-390. Korean. Original Article.
Park HG .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University Collegy of Medicine, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to document the result of the interlocking intramedullary nailing of the proximal humerus fracture in eldery patients over 65 years old. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a clinical and radiographic assessment after a follow up period exceeding 12months of 14cases of interlocking intramedullary nailing of proximal humerus fracture. RESULTS: By Kronberg 's radiogrphic evaluation, 9 cases were good, 4 cases were acceptable, 1 case was poor. The average pain index was 3.2 point by Howkins guide line. All patients complained about final range of motion, especially in abduction and flexion movement. CONCLUSION: Though the interlocking intramedullary nailing was an attractive alternative for the proximal humerus fracture stabilization for early rehabilitation in eldery patients over 65 years old, but should be consideration for postoperative shouder pain and loss of motion

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