Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in the treatment of proximal humeral fractures

Edward Craig

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Abstract

The addition of the reverse prosthetic arthroplasty has become an attractive option in the treatment of complex fractures of the proximal humerus, particularly in elderly patients in whom bone may not be ideal for internal fixation or in whom tuberosity bone quality or comminution might make healing uncertain when considering hemiarthroplasty. The following suggests a reproducible technique accompanied by technical pearls which may help make reverse arthroplasty results more predictable in fracture management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • 4-Part fractures
  • Arthroplasty for fractures
  • Complex proximal humeral fractures
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty

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