Award for an AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation study
A talk on the Locking Proximal Humerus Plate was voted best presentation at a German congress for surgeons.
27 July 2010
At the 17th annual congress of the German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (17. Jahreskongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Schulter- und Ellenbogenchirurgie (DVSE) e. V.) there were over 100 presentations on a wide range of topics.
Only one could win the prize for the best presentation and this year it went to Gerhard Konrad who presented the results of a multicenter study on functional results and complications in the use of Locking Proximal Humerus Plate (LPHP) on behalf of the study group.
The German title of his presentation was: Funktionelle Ergebnisse und Komplikationen nach winkelstabiler Plattenosteosynthese proximaler Humerusfrakturen– Ergebnisse einer Multicenterstudie. G. Konrad, P. Hepp, C. Voigt, N. Südkamp et al.
Congratulations to Dr Konrad from Freiburg University Hospital and everyone involved in the study’s success.
The research was conducted in 13 centers around the world under the stewardship of AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation. The aim of the study was to evaluate the functional outcome and complication rate after open reduction and internal fixation of proximal humeral fractures with the Locking Proximal Humerus Plate.
Click here to find out more about the 2009 publication in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery which resulted from this study.