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Injury. 2015 Oct;46(10):1878-84. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.06.026. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the proximal humerus.

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1
Dept of Orthopaedics, University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU, United Kingdom. Electronic address: shelain.patel@doctors.org.uk.
2
Shoulder Unit, St. George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, United Kingdom.
3
Dept of Orthopaedics, University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the proximal humerus represents a challenging problem to the surgeon. It is commonly seen following multi-fragmentary fractures of the proximal humerus which may affect the long-term functional recovery after such injuries. This review summarises the current evidence on risk factors, reasons why estimating its epidemiology is difficult, the vascular supply of the humeral head, classification, and management options.

KEYWORDS:

Osteonecrosis; Shoulder fractures

PMID:
26113032
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2015.06.026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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