Quantitative assessment of the vascularity of the proximal part of the humerus.

@article{Hettrich2010QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative assessment of the vascularity of the proximal part of the humerus.},
  author={Carolyn M. Hettrich and Sreevathsa Boraiah and Jonathan P. Dyke and Andrew S. Neviaser and David L Helfet and Dean G. Lorich},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={943-8}
}
BACKGROUND The current consensus in the literature is that the anterolateral branch of the anterior humeral circumflex artery provides the main blood supply to the humeral head. While the artery is disrupted in association with 80% of proximal humeral fractures, resultant osteonecrosis is infrequent. This inconsistency suggests a greater role for the posterior humeral circumflex artery than has been previously described. We hypothesized that the posterior humeral circumflex artery provides a… CONTINUE READING
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