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Fractures of the glenoid treated by operation
We describe the results after open reduction and internal fixation of 22 consecutive displaced fractures of the glenoid with a mean follow-up of ten years. A posterior approach was used in 16 patients and an anterior in six, the approach being chosen according to the Ideberg classification of the fractures. The fixation failed in two patients, one of whom required a further operation. There were two cases of deep infection. At follow-up the median Constant score was 94% (mean 79%, range 17 to 100). The score was less than 50% in four patients, including the two who became infected. A further two had an associated complete palsy of the brachial plexus.
Fractures of the glenoid treated by operation. A 5- to 23-year follow-up of 22 cases.
Schandelmaier P, Blauth M, Schneider C, Krettek C.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 Mar;84(2):173-7.
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Schandelmaier et al
Institution: JBJS B
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Added: Sun Nov 15 2009