Internal fixation of proximal humeral fractures.

  title={Internal fixation of proximal humeral fractures.},
  author={John Harrison and Daniel W J Howcroft and James G. Warner and Stephen Peter Hodgson},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  volume={73 1},
We discuss the appropriate assessment and treatment options available for proximal humeral fractures. Important factors to consider are the fracture pattern, the bone quality and any co-morbidities. These are common injuries and are increasing in incidence due to an ageing population. The management of displaced 3- and 4-part fractures remains controversial. The ideal is anatomic reduction and stable internal fixation of the fractures especially the tuberosities to allow early mobilisation. The… CONTINUE READING


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