Complex proximal humeral fractures in adults--a systematic review of management.

@article{Misra2001ComplexPH,
  title={Complex proximal humeral fractures in adults--a systematic review of management.},
  author={Anjali Misra and Rashmi Kapur and Nicola Maffulli},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={
          363-72
        }
}
We performed a systematic review of the literature to compare the clinical outcomes of the management of three and four part fractures of the proximal humerus by conservative regimes, internal and external fixations and arthroplasty. We identified 147 reports of comparative trials and case series between 1969 and 1999. We selected only studies dealing exclusively with three and four part fractures of the proximal humerus, with at least 15 patients, treated within 48 h of injury by one of the… CONTINUE READING
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