Arthroplasty for fractures of the proximal part of the humerus.

  title={Arthroplasty for fractures of the proximal part of the humerus.},
  author={James Everett Voos and Joshua S. Dines and David M. Dines},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
Proximal humeral fractures account for 4% to 5% of all fractures. Most of these fractures are nondisplaced or minimally displaced and amenable to nonsurgical treatment or open reduction and internal fixation. Complex proximal humeral fractures with displaced three- and four-part fragments, fracture-dislocations, and humeral head splits are more difficult to treat. In older patients, hemiarthroplasty or reverse shoulder arthroplasty is often the indicated treatment. Arthroplasty in this patient… CONTINUE READING


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