Hemiarthroplasty for humeral four-part fractures for patients 65 years and older: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Boons2012HemiarthroplastyFH,
  title={Hemiarthroplasty for humeral four-part fractures for patients 65 years and older: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Harm W. Boons and Jon H. M. Goosen and Susan van Grinsven and Job L. C. van Susante and Corn{\'e} van Loon},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 12},
  pages={
          3483-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND Four-part fractures of the proximal humerus account for 3% of all humeral fractures and are regarded as the most difficult fractures to treat in the elderly. Various authors recommend nonoperative treatment or hemiarthroplasty, but the literature is unclear regarding which provides better quality of life and function. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore performed a randomized controlled trial to compare (1) function, (2) strength, and (3) pain and disability in patients 65 years and… CONTINUE READING
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