Non Vascularised Fibula Strut Graft Augmentation for Fixation of Proximal Humerus 3-Part Fracture using PHILOS Plate and CC Screws in a Young Male RD01-RD02
Dr. Pranay Kondewar,
300 Resident Hostel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Proximal humerus fracture accounts for 4-5% of all fractures. Locking Compression Plate (LCP) Proximal Humerus Internal Locking System (PHILOS) fixation is currently the most widely used method for the management of unstable proximal humerus fractures. LCP system of the proximal humerus is better than other available implants because of better anatomic design, fixed angulated configuration of locking screws, rotational and angular stability. The case report was of a 35-year-old male who presented with pain, swelling and difficulty in movement at the right shoulder, after a road traffic accident. Plain radiograph of right shoulder (anteroposterior) view revealed displaced 3-part proximal humerus fracture (humeral head with lesser tuberosity, greater tuberosity and shaft). It was managed with philos plate, Cannulated Compression (CC) Screws and non vascularised fibular strut graft. At two years follow-up, patient showed good shoulder range of motion with no complication.