surgical neck of the humerus

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surgical neck of the humerus

The segment of the shaft of the humerus just distal to the greater and lesser tubercles. It is a region prone to fractures.
See also: neck
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Two-part surgical neck, three-part fractures and four-part fractures were treated with percutaneous K-wire fixation or osseous sutures depending on the degree of comminution.
CT angiography (CTA) has emerged as a quick, reliable and accurate tool for evaluating these patients; (1, 5-7, 10, 23-27) the modality is highly accurate in diagnosing and excluding injuries requiring intervention, and it has been shown to significantly decrease nontherapeutic surgical neck explorations.
In the past 10-15 years surgeons all over the world have changed the classic approach of mandatory exploration of wounds involving the platysma into a selective conservative intervention policy, thus eliminating the risks of non-therapeutic surgical neck explorations.
The court noted that the estate's amended complaint alleges that "on or about April 25, 2008, while left unrestrained and unattended in the CCU, Alfredo Perez fell from his hospital bed and suffered a displaced fracture to the surgical neck of the humerus of his left arm.
6) The anterior motor branch of the axillary nerve was found to cross the surgical neck at a predictable location relative to both the acromion and the greater tuberosity, and at the level of the raphe no other motor branches crossed to innervate the anterior head of the deltoid (Fig.
He had a minor incident that resulted in a fracture of the surgical neck of his right femur.
14] Hence, preoperative imaging studies are recommended to verify the presence of mediastinal thymic tissue prior to surgical neck exploration.
In our study, maximum number of cases belong to Neer's 2-part surgical neck of humerus fractures (24 out of 42 cases) followed by fracture dislocations (10 out of 42 cases) and 3-part fractures (8 out of 42 cases).
AO Type A fractures are unifocal, usually involving the greater tuberosity or surgical neck and have no vascular interruption to the articular segment.
Group III is composed of surgical neck angulation of greater than 45[degrees].
16,17) This technique commonly used for two-part surgical neck, three-part and four-part fractures.
AIM OF THIS STUDY: To show our experience with early surgical neck contracture release of patients with severe post burn contracture (PBC) of the neck under local anaesthesia to facilitate intubation and to determine effectiveness/safety of this technique.