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Mobilization: 2-3 weeks posttrauma

Nonoperative management of proximal humerus fractures usually begins with maximal support - a sling and swath equivalent ...

Nonoperative management of proximal humerus fractures usually begins with maximal support - a sling and swath equivalent worn continuously. If the patient is uncomfortable, a sitting position may be preferred for sleeping.

A patient who is very comfortable, at the beginning of treatment or after some recovery, may need less immobilization, and even begin gentle use of the injured arm.