Displaced proximal humerus fracture: Joint-preserving techniques vs. Arthroplasty
Meta-analysis of joint preservation versus arthroplasty for the treatment of displaced 3- and 4-part fractures of the proximal humerusInjury. 2013 Nov;44(11):1532-9
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Dr. Gomberawalla discusses joint-preserving techniques vs. arthroplasty for displaced proximal humerus fracture.
Data from 12 studies (4 RCTs; 8 cohort studies), spanning 610 patients was analyzed in order to compare joint-preserving techniques and arthroplasty in the treatment of 3- and 4-part proximal humerus fractures. The evidence presented in this meta-analysis/systemic review indicated that joint-preserving treatments demonstrated higher Constant scores than arthroplasty. It is important to note that t...
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