Quantitative assessment of the vascularity of the proximal part of the humerus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Humerus

abstract

  • The finding that the posterior humeral circumflex artery provides 64% of the blood supply to the humeral head provides a possible explanation for the relatively low rates of osteonecrosis seen in association with displaced fractures of the proximal part of the humerus. In addition, protecting the posterior humeral circumflex artery during the surgical approach and fracture fixation may minimize loss of the blood supply to the humeral head.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.H.01144

PubMed ID

  • 20360519

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 943

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 92

number

  • 4