Deltopectoral Approach for Arthroplasty After Early Failed Proximal Humerus Fixation Via Deltoid Split Heals Uneventfully: A Case Report.

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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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeBaun, MR; Goodnough, LH; Gatewood, C; Gardner, MJ; Abrams, GD

Published Date

  • 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e2000148 -

PubMed ID

  • 32910574

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2160-3251

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00148


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States