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BACKGROUND Proximal humeral fractures are common osteoporotic fractures. Most proximal humeral fractures are treated non-surgically, although surgical treatment has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to determine changes in the surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures in Finland between 1987 and 2009. METHODS The study covered the(More)
UNLABELLED There are only a few previous population-based studies that include both inpatient and outpatient treatment data. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of proximal humerus fractures. The incidence of proximal humerus fractures increases with age, and we observe a seasonal variation strongly favoring winter months. PURPOSE(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no consensus on the treatment of proximal humerus fractures in the elderly. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a systematic search of the medical literature for randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials from 1946 to Apr 30, 2014. Predefined PICOS criteria were used to search relevant publications. We(More)
Proximal humeral fracture is the third most common osteoporotic fracture. To our knowledge, this is the first nationwide population-based registry study in adults that includes both inpatient and outpatient visits. Thus, we were able to report the true incidence rates and trends in the treatment of proximal humeral fractures. Proximal humeral fractures are(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal humerus fracture is the third most common fracture type after hip and distal radius fracture in elderly patients. A comprehensive study by Palvanen et al. demonstrated an increase in the annual fracture rate of 13.7% per year over the past 33 years. Should this trend continue, the fracture rate would triple over the next three decades.(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle fractures are common injuries causing substantial morbidity. Recent literature suggests that the incidence of surgically treated clavicle fractures has increased. However, it is unknown whether the increase is caused by more surgeons choosing operative over nonoperative treatment for the injury or an increase in the actual incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Proximal humerus fractures are common fragility injuries. The incidence of these fractures has been estimated to be 82-105 per 105 person-years. Treatment of this fracture, especially in the elderly, is controversial. Our study group published a systematic review of the available literature and concluded that non-operative methods are(More)
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