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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.7 n.3 Centurion Jul./Sep. 2008




Surgery for displaced three- and four-part proximal humeral fractures: The rationale for our approach



SJL RocheI; BC VrettosII

IMBChB(UCT), FCS(SA)Orth. Consultant, Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Cape Town
IIMBChB(Zim), FRCS(Eng), FCS(SA)Orth, MMed(Orth)(UCT). Cape Town Centre for Bone and Joint Surgery, Vincent Pallotti Hospital





There are a multitude of different surgical techniques described, practised and reported to have similar outcomes for displaced proximal humeral fractures. This paper reviews the outcomes of these techniques and the reason for using the different options; it also reviews the factors which affect outcomes. It will outline our decision-making process to justify the management of these fractures at the University of Cape Town.



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