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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versão impressa ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.7 no.3 Pretoria Jul./Set. 2008

 

CLINICAL ARTICLE

 

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

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ABSTRACT

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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Dr SJL Roche
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