Shoulder arthroplasty for late sequelae of proximal humeral fractures.

  title={Shoulder arthroplasty for late sequelae of proximal humeral fractures.},
  author={Pierre Mansat and Mohamad R Guity and Yves Bellumore and Michel Mansat},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={13 3},
Twenty-eight patients with sequelae of proximal humeral fractures were treated with shoulder arthroplasty and were reviewed with a mean follow-up of 47 months. There were 8 malunions, 7 osteonecrosis, and 2 nonunions of the proximal humerus. Degenerative joint disease without any distortion of the tuberosities had developed in 11. We performed 8 total shoulder arthroplasties and 20 hemiarthroplasties. On the basis of the Neer criteria, the results were satisfactory in only 64%. Fifteen patients… CONTINUE READING


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