Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Martin Jaeger, Frankie Leung, Wilson Li

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Proximal humerus



Optimal treatment of proximal humeral fractures depends on several factors in addition to fracture morphology. Other important factors are:

  • Bone quality (eg, osteoporosis, comminution)
  • Blood supply to the humeral head
  • Preexisting condition of the rotator cuff
  • Patient's demands and comorbidities
  • Surgeon's preference/expertise/skills
  • Available resources


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v2.0 2011-05-02