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ACE Report #11954
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No difference in clinical outcomes between operative and non-operative treatment for 2-part PHF


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture: A multicenter randomized controlled trial

PLoS Med. 2019 Jul 18;16(7):e1002855.

Contributing Authors: AP Launonen BO Sumrein A Reito V Lepola J Paloneva KB Jonsson O Wolf P Strom HE Berg L Fellander-Tsai KA Jansson D Fell I Mechlenburg K Dossing H Ostergaard A Martson MK Laitinen VM Mattila

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Synopsis

88 patients, aged 60 or above, with proximal humeral fractures were randomized to receive surgical intervention with a Philos locking plate or non-operative treatment. The primary outcome of interest was the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score at 2 years. Secondary outcomes of interest included the Constant-Murley Score, pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the 15D quality of lif...

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