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ACE Report #11868
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COA/ICORS2019: Deltopectoral superior to deltoid split for function, QoL, pain in PHF fixation

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Deltopectoral vs Deltoid Split Approach for Proximal Humerus Fracture Fixation With Locking Plate: A Prospective Randomized Study (HURA Study)

Contributing Authors: Michel Malo GY Laflamme B Benoit D Rouleau F Balg S Leduc

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


83 patients with isolated proximal humerus fractures (PHF) were randomized to receive a PHF fixation with a locking plate, performed with either a deltopectoral (DP) approach or a deltoid split (DS) approach. Outcomes of interest included SF-12 quality of life questionnaire, the Quick Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) score, Constant-Murley score, complications and range of moti...

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