Nonoperative treatment of proximal humerus fractures: a systematic review.

@article{Iyengar2011NonoperativeTO,
  title={Nonoperative treatment of proximal humerus fractures: a systematic review.},
  author={Jaicharan J. Iyengar and Zlatko Devcic and Robert C Sproul and Brian T. Feeley},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={612-7}
}
BACKGROUND Proximal humerus fractures are common in the setting of osteopenia and osteoporosis and can often be treated nonoperatively. There are few studies that evaluate the long-term outcomes of nonoperative treatment of these fractures. We performed a systematic review of the literature to examine the results of nonoperative treatment of proximal humerus fractures. METHODS The PubMed search engine and EMBASE database were used. Inclusion criteria were: 1) proximal humerus fractures… CONTINUE READING
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