Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Dr. Hatzidakis and his assistant Duane Fenton have published their recent research regarding shoulder fractures in the December 2011 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the most prestigious scientific journal for orthopaedic surgery. Their study, "Angular-Stable Locked Intramedullary Nailing of Two-Part Surgical Neck Fractures of the Proximal Part of the Humerus A Multicenter Retrospective Observational Study" showed how a minimally invasive treatment for fractures of the upper arm bone can lead to predictable healing and good clinical results.
"There are multiple treatment options available for fixing bad fractures of the upper arm," states Dr. Hatzidakis. "Our study showed that in three different surgeons' hands, fixing the fracture with an intramedullary device with a minimally invasive approach led to predictably good results in terms of ultimate healing, function, and pain relief."