Clinical and functional outcomes of displaced proximal humerus fractures treated with PHILOS plate system and autologous bone graft
This retrospective case series analyses the clinical and radiological outcomes of displaced proximal humerus fractures treated with PHILOS plate system and iliac crest bone autograft. Twenty-six patients with displaced fractures of proximal humerus, who were treated with PHILOS plate and autologous iliac crest bone grafts from January 2015 to September 2020, were included in this study. The inclusion criteria were proximal humerus fractures with displacement of more than 1cm and angulation of more than 45 degrees. The functional outcomes were evaluated using DASH and constant score. Radiological outcomes were measured by calculating the fracture union. The average age of the cohort was 47.28 (±13.69) years. Over all, the mean DASH score was 10.25 and constant score was 77.65 at three-year follow-up. The PHILOS plate with iliac crest bone autologous graft provides good radiological and functional outcomes, especially for the cases with bone defects and poor-bone stock.