Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Martin Jaeger, Frankie Leung, Wilson Li

Proximal humerus

Overview

Deltopectoral approach i

The (anterior) deltopectoral approach can be used for almost any proximal humeral fracture treatment and is often the preferred approach. This approach is also highly recommended for revision surgery.

Anterolateral approach i

The anterolateral (acromial) approach (Mackenzie) can be used for various treatments of proximal humeral fractures.
It is especially useful for nailing and osteosynthesis of fractures of the greater tuberosity. It is also recommended for minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO).

Transdeltoid lateral approach i

Transdeltoid lateral approach

The transdeltoid lateral approach can be used for various treatments of the proximal humeral fractures.
It is especially useful for osteosynthesis of fractures of the greater tuberosity.

Safe zones i

Safe zones

Inserting percutaneous instrumentation through the safe zone, reduces the risk of damage to neurovascular structures.

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