Minimally displaced proximal humeral fractures: epidemiology and outcome in 507 cases.

@article{Gaebler2003MinimallyDP,
  title={Minimally displaced proximal humeral fractures: epidemiology and outcome in 507 cases.},
  author={Christian Gaebler and Margaret M. McQueen and Charles M. Court-Brown},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={580-5}
}
We analyzed 507 consecutive minimally displaced proximal humeral fractures and showed that, if the AO classification is used, there is variation in the incidence of minimally displaced fractures in the different AO sub-groups. Patients with Type A minimally displaced fractures are significantly younger than those with Type B or C fractures. 376 patients were followed for 1 year and 88% achieved excellent or good results with nonoperative management. Age was the main determinant of outcome… CONTINUE READING