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ACE Report #12090
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CFR-PEEK vs. titanium fixed-angle plates for the treatment of proximal humerus fractures


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fracture Using Internal Fixation with Fixed-angle Plates

Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2019 Nov 8;116(45):757-763.

Contributing Authors: P Ziegler S Maier U Stockle M Guhring FM Stuby

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Synopsis

76 patients with proximal humerus fractures undergoing an open reduction and internal fixation procedure were randomized to receive a fixed-angle plate made of either carbon fiber reinforced polyetheretherketone (CFR-PEEK) or titanium. The primary outcome of interest was the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score at 6 months. Secondary outcomes of interest included the Simple Should...

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