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Table 6 Various complications seen in our study.

From: Displaced proximal humeral fractures: an Indian experience with locking plates

Complications No. of patients Early cases* Late cases**
Failure of fixation or screw back out 5 3 2
Primary screw perforation of humeral head 6 5 1
Symptomatic AVN humeral head 2 0 2
Subacromial impingement 5 4 1
Non-union/Delayed union 0 0 0
Axillary nerve palsy 2 1 1
Deep wound infection 3 2 1
Superficial wound infection 6 4 2
  1. * Before Dec 2007
  2. ** After Jan 2008