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Volume:3 Issue:2 Number:45 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5806
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Displaced proximal humerus fracture: Joint-preserving techniques vs. Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. Displaced proximal humerus fracture: Joint-preserving techniques vs. Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2014;3(2):45. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/5806

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Meta-analysis of joint preservation versus arthroplasty for the treatment of displaced 3- and 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus

Injury. 2013 Nov;44(11):1532-9

Contributing Authors: MM Gomberawalla BS Miller RM Coale A Bedi JJ Gagnier

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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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