Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 2002; 10(Suppl 1): S56-S58
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-33819
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Intramedullary Fixation of the Proximal Humerus with Prevot Pins

E. Stepanek, A. Elsen, K. Westermann
  • Department of Trauma, Hand and Plastic Surgery, Klinikum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
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Publication Date:
11 September 2002 (online)


From 01. 01. 2000 to 31. 12. 2000 in the department of trauma surgery of the Klinikum Hannover 36 patients with proximal humerus fracture were treated by intramedullary nailing with Prevot pins. The aim of the study was to investigate if intramedullary stabilisation of this fracture localisation is a suitable procedure in view of minimal invasion, early mobilisation and overall functionality (Fig. [1 a], [b]).

Fig. 1 a

Fig. 1 b


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Dr. E. Stepanek

Abt. Trauma-, Hand- und Plastische Chirurgie

Klinikum Hannover - Standort Nordstadt

Haltenhoffstr. 41

30167 Hannover