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2022 Jan 27

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Functional outcomes before and after implant removal in patients with posttraumatic shoulder stiffness and healed proximal humerus fractures: does implant material (PEEK vs. titanium) have an impact? – a pilot study.


Fleischhacker E, Sprecher CM, Milz S, Saller MM, Gleich J, Siebenbürger G, Helfen T, Böcker W, Ockert B
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jan 27; 23(1):95.
PMID: 35086539.


Posttraumatic shoulder stiffness remains a problem after proximal humerus fracture (PHF) despite good healing rates. The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether the implant material and overlying soft tissue have an effect on shoulder range of motion (ROM) before and after implant removal (IR).