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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, Eugenio Isidro; NGUYEN PHAM, Tuan  and  NGUYEN THE, Long. Treatment of the proximal end of humerus fracture in children. AMC [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.3, pp.280-287. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: proximal humerus fractures are less frequent during childhood. They account for less than 5 % of all pediatric fractures. Objective: to evaluate the behavior of children with proximal end of humerus fracture. Methods: a descriptive and longitudinal study was conducted with 43 patients with the diagnosis of proximal end of humerus fracture. They were given medical attention at the pediatric hospital Eduardo Agramonte Piña, between March 2011 and March 2014, in order to assess the obtained results of the behavior of this disease. Results: proximal humerus fractures prevailed in boys of the 10 to 13 age group. Traumatisms caused by house accidents, epiphysiolysis were more frequent in the second decade of life, whereas metaphyseals were in the first decade. Conservative treatment was the most used in most of the patients with satisfactory outcomes. Complications were minimal. Conclusions: humeral epiphysis lesions may occur at any age. They have a benign evolution, due to the high potential of epiphysis remodeling.


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