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Prox hum review

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, Lauren E Lamont, Samuel A Taylor, Dean G Lorich, David M Dines, Joshua S Dines
Proximal humerus fractures are common injuries, especially among older osteoporotic women. Restoration of function requires a thorough understanding of the neurovascular, musculotendinous, and bony anatomy. This paper addresses the relevant anatomy and highlights various management options, including indication for arthroplasty. In the vast majority of cases, proximal humerus fractures may be treated nonoperatively. In the case of displaced fractures, when surgical intervention may be pursued, numerous constructs have been investigated...
2012: Advances in Orthopedics
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