Choosing a treatment for proximal humeral fractures

By Peter Pollack

Whether or not to operate is just one question

Proximal humeral fractures, notes Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, have a higher rate of incidence than hip fractures, and increase exponentially in patients older than 50 years of age. Although most are nondisplaced fractures and are treated nonsurgically, the surgical treatment of complex fractures remains an issue.

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