The treatment of fractures of the proximal humerus

  title={The treatment of fractures of the proximal humerus},
  author={William Alexander Lentz and P. Meuser},
  journal={Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery},
Fractures of the proximal humerus, which can not be kept in place after reposition—and therefore not acceptable for conservative treatment—can be sufficiently fixed by a thin and long Rush-pin percutaneously introduced. So the damaged arm can be moved early. No inflammation and no pseudarthrosis was observed in 124 cases. The follow up examination of 98 patients after 6 to 12 months revealed good results. In 4 children the fractured neck of the humerus could not be reposed into a proper… CONTINUE READING


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