The epidemiology of fractures of the proximal humerus

  title={The epidemiology of fractures of the proximal humerus},
  author={Thomas A. Lind and K. Kr\oner and John Jensen},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
Sevenhundred and thirty proximal humeral fractures, taken from a 5-year period, were entered in this study. We found a higher total incidence rate than that previously seen: 73/100000 population. Twenty-nine percent of the patients required hospitalization; 75% of these were over 60 years old. Only 21% of these were operated on, the majority of admissions… CONTINUE READING