Treatment of periprosthetic humerus fractures associated with shoulder arthroplasty.

  title={Treatment of periprosthetic humerus fractures associated with shoulder arthroplasty.},
  author={Scott P. Steinmann and Emilie V. Cheung},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={16 4},
The incidence of periprosthetic humerus fracture associated with shoulder arthroplasty is approximately 0.6% to 3%. Fractures of the humerus occur most often intraoperatively and are more common during total shoulder arthroplasty than hemiarthroplasty because of difficulties in gaining access to the glenoid. Osteopenia, advanced age, female sex, and rheumatoid arthritis are medical comorbid factors that may contribute to humerus fractures and associated delayed healing and poorer function. When… CONTINUE READING
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