Severely displaced proximal humeral epiphyseal fractures: a follow-up study.

@article{Beringer1998SeverelyDP,
  title={Severely displaced proximal humeral epiphyseal fractures: a follow-up study.},
  author={Dorothea Beringer and Dennis S. Weiner and Jeffrey S Noble and Robert Henry Bell},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={31-7}
}
Forty-eight patients with severely displaced proximal humeral epiphyseal fractures were reviewed. Twenty-one patients were followed up for an average of 9 years after injury with a personal interview, examination, and radiographs. Average age was 14.1 years, half of whom were age 15 years or older. Initial head-shaft displacement averaged 80%, and 31 fractures were displaced by > or = 80%. All underwent attempted closed reduction. Radiographs for all except three were sufficient to judge the… CONTINUE READING

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