Supporting indications

  • Younger patient
  • Unacceptable deformity, particularly articular surface
  • Better bone quality; larger fracture fragment

Advantages

  • Preservation of humeral head
  • Possibility for delayed arthroplasty
  • Exposure available from open glenohumeral reduction

Disadvantages

  • Risk of fixation failure
  • Risk of avascular necrosis
  • Technically very demanding