Outcome after primary hemiarthroplasty for fracture of the head of the humerus. A retrospective multicentre study of 167 patients.

@article{Kralinger2004OutcomeAP,
  title={Outcome after primary hemiarthroplasty for fracture of the head of the humerus. A retrospective multicentre study of 167 patients.},
  author={Franz Sebastian Kralinger and Robert Schwaiger and Markus Wambacher and Elizabeth Farrell and Wolfgang A. Menth-Chiari and Georg Lajtai and Christa H{\"u}bner and Herbert Resch},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={217-9}
}
We have examined 167 patients who had a hemiarthroplasty for three- and four-part fractures and fracture-dislocations of the head of the humerus in a multicentre study involving 12 Austrian hospitals. All patients were followed for more than a year. Anatomical healing of the tuberosity significantly influenced the outcome as measured by the Constant score… CONTINUE READING