Comparison of hemiarthroplasty and reverse arthroplasty for treatment of proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review.

@article{Namdari2013ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of hemiarthroplasty and reverse arthroplasty for treatment of proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review.},
  author={Surena Namdari and John G. Horneff and Keith Baldwin},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 18},
  pages={1701-8}
}
BACKGROUND Complex proximal humeral fractures that are not amenable to surgical fixation represent a difficult treatment problem. The purpose of this systematic review was to critically examine the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty (with use of a fracture-specific stem) for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed by means of a search of electronic databases. Two reviewers independently assessed the… CONTINUE READING