Deltopectoral Approach for Arthroplasty After Early Failed Proximal Humerus Fixation Via Deltoid Split Heals Uneventfully: A Case Report.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
CASE: A 57-year-old male carpenter sustained a 2-part displaced proximal humerus fracture of his nondominant arm with varus angulation after a fall down the stairs. Fifteen days postinjury, the patient underwent direct reduction and surgical fixation with an intramedullary cage implant via a deltoid split approach. Nine days postsurgery, the patient presented to the emergency department after another fall with failed fixation. Two weeks after index surgery, he was revised to a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty via a deltopectoral approach and healed both incisions uneventfully. CONCLUSION: A deltopectoral approach performed acutely after a deltoid split approach for fracture can heal uneventfully.
- DeBaun, MR; Goodnough, LH; Gatewood, C; Gardner, MJ; Abrams, GD
Volume / Issue
- 10 / 3
Start / End Page
- e2000148 -
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States