Prosthetic replacement of the proximal humerus.

Abstract

Eighteen patients had prosthetic proximal humeral replacement with either a metal or ceramic prosthesis. Three replacements were performed for fracture nonunions, five for benign neoplasms, six for low-grade malignancies, and four for high-grade malignancies. Retention of elbow and hand function was good. In five of the 11 ceramic prostheses, failure… (More)

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