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National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics

2019, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part C
Operative management of proximal humerus fractures- A clinical study
Author(s): Dr. Shivaraj AC and Dr. Ullas Mahesh
Abstract: Proximal humerus fractures accounts for about 4 to 5% of all fractures. Treatment of unstable, displaced, and comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus remain challenging. Significant controversy continues regarding the best methods of treating displaced proximal humerus fractures. Various operative procedures are carried out, the recent trend in internal fixation has moved on to locking plates.
Results: The incidence of proximal humerus fractures is increasing. It is a common osteoporotic fracture. Bone density is a predictor of reduction quality and can be readily assessed with anteroposterior views of the shoulder.
Conclusion: A majority of minimally displaced fractures can be treated conservatively with early physical therapy. Treatment for displaced fractures should consider the patient’s level of independence, bone quality, and surgical risk factors. Fixation with percutaneous techniques, intramedullary nails, locking plates, and arthroplasty are all acceptable treatment options. There is no clear evidence-based treatment of choice, and the surgeon should consider their comfort level with various procedures during the decision-making process
Pages: 154-156  |  1266 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shivaraj AC, Dr. Ullas Mahesh. Operative management of proximal humerus fractures- A clinical study. Nat J Clin Orthop 2019;3(1):154-156 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2019.v3.i1c.30
National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics