The treatment of proximal humerus nonunions in older patients with reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

@article{Martnez2012TheTO,
  title={The treatment of proximal humerus nonunions in older patients with reverse shoulder arthroplasty.},
  author={Angel Antonio Mart{\'i}nez and Carlos Bejarano and Ignacio Carbonel and Daniel Iglesias and Jorge Gil-Albarova and Antonio Herrera},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 Suppl 2},
  pages={S3-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Experience with treating proximal humeral nonunions with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is limited. We report our results. PATIENTS Eighteen patients with proximal humeral atrophic nonunion were treated with reverse total shoulder prosthesis. There were 12 women and 6 men, with a mean age of 78.8 years (range, 75-84 years). The mean follow up after reverse arthroplasty was 28 months (range, 24-32 months). Extensive proximal humeral bone loss that was found in six cases was… CONTINUE READING

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