Clinico-Radiological and Functional outome of anterior bridge plating with Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) in diaphyseal fracture humerus: A prospective study

Vol 35 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2020 | page: 30-35 | Amit Saraf¹, Vakul Mahipal¹, Najmul Huda¹

Authors: Amit Saraf¹, Vakul Mahipal¹, Najmul Huda¹

¹Department of Orthopaedics, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India.

Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Najmul Huda
Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Centre, Moradabad, India.
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Aim: The aim of our work is to assess the clinico-radiological and functional outcome in management of humerus diaphyseal fracture by anterior bridge plating with MIPO technique. METHODS: 21 patients of traumatic diaphyseal fractures of humerus were managed by Anterior Bridge Plating using MIPO technique between 2017- 2018 in a series conducted at our center. The side affected, gender ratio, surgery time, fracture union time and complication were noted. UCLA shoulder and Mayo elbow performance score were used. RESULTS: The study population consisted of 11(52.4%) males and 10(47.6%) females. The mean age was 39.71±13.18 (Range = 18-65) years. Mean surgical time was 99.52 minutes. Road traffic injury was the most common mode. 1 case of infection 2 of non union and 3 cases of post op radial nerve palsy encountered and resolved accordingly. The mean UCLA shoulder and MEPS showed statistically significant improvement in functional outcome with time. CONCLUSION: There is statistically significant improvement in clinic-radiological and functional outcome with time. Anterior Bridge plating with MIPO technique is a good technique which respects the biological fixation principles and causes minimal soft tissue assault while preserving the fracture haematoma and maintains periosteal blood channels for management of humeral diaphyseal fractures.
Keywords: Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), Diaphyseal fracture humerus, Anterior bridge plating


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