PMMA AUGMENTATION POSSIBILITIES IN OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF PROXIMAL HUMERAL FRACTURES BY LOCKING PLATE
ABSTRACT: In our study we discuss possibilities for polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) augmentation of locking plate fixation treating patients with poor bone quality and fracture morphology. We reviewed 112 patients with 114 proximal humeral fractures (PHF ) operated between 2016-2019. Our results with PMMA augmentation proved better outcomes comparing with control groups without augmentation or augmentation with bone autograft.
Keywords: Proximal humeral fractures, augmentation, polymethylmetacrylate