Displaced three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures: evaluation and management.

@article{Naranja2000DisplacedTA,
  title={Displaced three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures: evaluation and management.},
  author={R J Naranja and Joseph P. Iannotti},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={373-82}
}
Three- and four-part fractures are the most severe injuries in the spectrum of fractures of the proximal humerus. Despite the shortcomings of the currently available imaging techniques, fracture displacement remains an important principle in guiding management. As a result, increasing emphasis has been placed on the use of Neer's criteria in intraoperative decision making. Patients with four-part fractures with valgus impaction of the head fragment should be treated with limited open reduction… CONTINUE READING

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