Treatment of displaced 3-part proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients
Internal fixation versus nonoperative treatment of displaced 3-part proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients: A randomized controlled trialJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Jul;20(5):747-55
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60 elderly patients with acute displaced 3-part fractures of the surgical neck of the humerus were randomized to receive either internal fixation with a locking plate or a non-operative treatment. The 2-year results of the study indicated that elderly patients who received internal fixation with a locking plate displayed much better functional outcomes and range of motion in comparison to those wh...
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