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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jan;93(1):1-11. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.93B1.25702.

Proximal humeral fractures: current concepts in classification, treatment and outcomes.

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Edinburgh Shoulder Clinic, New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Most proximal humeral fractures are stable injuries of the ageing population, and can be successfully treated non-operatively. The management of the smaller number of more complex displaced fractures is more controversial and new fixation techniques have greatly increased the range of fractures that may benefit from surgery. This article explores current concepts in the classification and clinical aspects of these injuries, reviewing the indications, innovations and outcomes for the most common methods of treatment.

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21196536
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10.1302/0301-620X.93B1.25702
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