Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures: is a Sling as Good as a Plate?

  title={Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures: is a Sling as Good as a Plate?},
  author={Michael E. Steinhaus and David M. Dare and Lawrence Vincent Gulotta},
  journal={HSS Journal ®},
The treatment of displaced proximal humerus fractures is challenging and complex, as its success is predicated on multiple factors. While it is clear that a majority of proximal humerus fractures may be treated nonoperatively, it is less clear which patients benefit from surgical management. The PROFHER trial, a randomized controlled study, used patient-reported outcomes to compare surgical to nonsurgical management of displaced proximal humerus fractures. The purpose of this review is to… CONTINUE READING

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