Open fractures of the proximal humerus treated with the Ilizarov method - 12 patients followed 3-8 years

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Karatosun V. A., Alekberov C., Baran O., Serin E., Alici E., Balci C.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.73, no.4, pp.460-464, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016470216311
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.460-464
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We followed 12 patients who had been treated with the Ilizarov method for open proximal humeral fractures for more than 3 years. No wound infection occurred. Avascular necrosis and nonunion were each detected in 1 patient. According to Neer's criteria, the outcome was excellent or satisfactory in 8 patients.