Shoulder hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures.

  title={Shoulder hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures.},
  author={Langdon A. Hartsock and W J Estes and Colin A. Murray and Richard Joel Friedman},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={29 3},
Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a well-accepted surgical procedure for the treatment of specific subtypes of proximal humeral fractures, including four-part fractures, three-part fractures associated with severe osteopenia, head-splitting and severe articular impression fractures. Careful patient assessment and meticulous surgical technique are essential to prevent complications. The results are satisfactory in approximately 80% of cases. The results are better in younger patients and in acute… CONTINUE READING
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