Proximal humeral fractures: pin, plate, or replace

Robert J. Neviaser, Herbert Resch, Andrew S. Neviaser, Lynn A Crosby

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Proximal humeral fractures are becoming increasingly common in individuals older than 60 years, with only fractures of the hip and distal radius occurring with a higher frequency. Most proximal humeral fractures can be managed without surgery; however, if a fracture is displaced or angulated, surgical treatment may be required. There are four main options for the surgical management of proximal humeral fractures: minimally invasive percutaneous reduction and fixation, open reduction and periarticular plating, hemiarthroplasty, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-214
Number of pages12
JournalInstructional course lectures
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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