Clinical evaluation of a new custom offset shoulder prosthesis for treatment of complex fractures of the proximal humerus.

@article{Mehlhorn2006ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical evaluation of a new custom offset shoulder prosthesis for treatment of complex fractures of the proximal humerus.},
  author={Alexander T. Mehlhorn and Hagen Schmal and Norbert P. Sudkamp},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={387-94}
}
Primary hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder is an accepted procedure to treat complex proximal humeral fractures. The goal of this study was to assess the functional outcome in patients treated with hemiarthroplasty using a custom offset shoulder prosthesis, either for an acute four-part fracture of the proximal humerus or following failed primary treatment of a complex humeral fracture. Thirty seven patients were followed up for a mean of 17 months after shoulder replacement (Group A: four-part… CONTINUE READING