Dr Micheni Muthuuri - Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

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Publications & Research Papers

Outcome of Plate Osteosynthesis in the Management of Proximal Humeral Fractures in Adults

This paper reports the aetiology, presentation and management of proximal humeral fractures (PHF) in our setup. Objective: To share our experiences with this relatively uncommon injury. The secondary objective is : to assess the functional outcome of plate osteosynthesis in management of displaced proximal humerus fractures (displacement of> 5mm or/ and angulation of > 45°).

This was a retrospective analytical study between January 2000 and December 2009 done at The Mombasa Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya.

All skeletally mature patients with fractures of proximal humerus that were seen and managed by the author between January 2000 and December 2009 were included in the study. Three patients who had pathological fractures from tumour and infection were excluded from the study. 

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About Dr J. M. Muthuuri

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon.

Dr J M Muthuuri is a registered board surgeon who has undergone training in various countries (UK, Israel and South Africa). He has 28 years of experience as a doctor, 10 years of Orthpaedic Trauma. He is based at The Mombasa Hospital.

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