Decision making in difficult proximal humerus fractures: When to fix, pin, or replace

Jonathan P. Braman, Evan L. Flatow

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Abstract

Management of displaced proximal humerus fractures remains a debated topic in orthopaedic surgery. Many different management techniques have been advocated from open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), to percutaneous techniques, to hemiarthroplasty. The author's technique for determination of viability of the articular segment is reviewed, as are the special cases of the valgus-impacted four part fracture and three part fractures. The indications for percutaneous fixation, ORIF, and hemiarthroplasty are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty JSES
Volume15
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF)
  • Percutaneous
  • Proximal humerus fracture

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