Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures

Dr. George's latest publication in the October JBJS Review, discussing Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures.

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Proximal humeral fractures account for approximately 5% of fractures that are seen in the emergency department and can present difficult challenges to the treating physician. These fractures are most commonly classified according to the system proposed by Neer. Complex proximal humeral fractures that require operative treatment can be treated with osteosynthesis, hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, or, more recently, reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

 

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