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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4347161, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4347161
Case Report

Fixation of a Proximal Humeral Fracture Using a Novel Intramedullary Cage Construct following a Failed Conservative Treatment

Copley Hospital, Morrisville, VT 05661, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to John Macy

Received 9 December 2016; Accepted 10 January 2017; Published 1 February 2017

Academic Editor: George Mouzopoulos

Copyright © 2017 John Macy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A majority of proximal humeral fractures are preferably treated conservatively. However, surgical management may be beneficial in proximal humeral fractures with significant displacement or angulation. Unfortunately, the complication rates associated with current surgical procedures for fracture fixation, ORIF and IM devices, can be unacceptably high. A new technology, termed the PH Cage, addresses the technical limitations associated with current technologies available for fixation of proximal humeral fractures. It allows for intramedullary fixation of a PH fracture and provides direct load bearing support to the articular surface and buttresses the medial column during healing. We are presenting our first experience with the PH Cage for the fixation of a PH fracture, which had previously failed conservative management.