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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Kanu Okike, Olivia C Lee, Heeren Makanji, Mitchel B Harris, Mark S Vrahas
BACKGROUND: In the management of displaced proximal humerus fractures in the elderly, wide variation has been documented. However, no prior study has investigated the factors that currently lead surgeons to treat patients with surgical fixation, arthroplasty or non-operative management. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with treatment selection in the management of displaced proximal humerus fractures in individuals over the age of 60 years. To this end, we conducted a retrospective review of all such injuries that presented to our two level-I trauma centres between 2006 and 2009...
April 2013: Injury
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