The sheet summarizes the results of a retrospective analysis of the clinical records of patients who, between January 2008 and November 2012, underwent surgical reduction and fixation of a proximal humerus fracture. Patients with a fracture ranging between 2 to 4 of the Neer score were included, which was treated by placing an LCP plate and simultaneous grafting of Bioteck blocks and wedges. The results refer to 117 patients, 49 men and 68 women, whose average age was 67.2 ± 12.6 years old, with fractures scoring 2, 3, 4 in the Neer score respectively in 15.52 and 33% of cases. An X-ray check was performed after one year, and articular functionality was assessed with the Constant-Murley scale. The results of this retrospective study show that using Bioteck blocks is an effective aid in the treatment of proximal humerus fractures through ORIF technique and placement of an LCP plate.
PRODUCTS USED: Osteoplant block OSP-01A OSP-01-B, Osteoplant wedge OSP-05 OSP-05B OSP-06 OSP-06B