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Principles

In some cases it is beneficial to perform a closed reduction and closed osteosynthesis. This induces no further damage to the soft-tissue and does not disturb the fracture zone including the fracture hematoma. It also does not disturb the subacromial space and allows prolonged immobilization postoperatively in a shoulder immobilizer.

The overall stability of cannulated screws alone is limited and 2-3 weeks postoperative immobilization in a shoulder immobilizer is recommended.