Management of Acute Proximal Humeral Fractures.

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Journal Article (Review)

Proximal humeral fractures, which typically occur in elderly persons, are among the most common fractures. A myriad of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options exist for these injuries, including short-term immobilization and early physical therapy, percutaneous fixation, plate osteosynthesis, intramedullary nailing, hemiarthroplasty, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The choice of treatment depends on the fracture type and severity, surgeon expertise, patient age, and patient health status.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kancherla, VK; Singh, A; Anakwenze, OA

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 28002214

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28002214

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-5480

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00240

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States