Arthroplasty treatment of proximal humerus fractures: 14-year trends in the United States Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Humerus
  • Shoulder Fractures

abstract

  • The rate of proximal humerus fracture appears stable, while we observed both an overall increase in operative intervention. RSA appears to be increasingly chosen over HSA for arthroplasty treatment of proximal humerus fractures, an observation more pronounced in older patients. While clinical results appear promising, it is important to remember that most proximal humerus fractures may be treated successfully with conservative management, and rapid adoption of new technology should be watched carefully to ensure appropriate use.

publication date

  • April 3, 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00913847.2017.1311199

PubMed ID

  • 28330420

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 92

end page

  • 96

volume

  • 45

number

  • 2