Proximal Humerus Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation

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Evolution of Proximal Humerus Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation

The development of locking plate technology has established a gold-standard for proximal humerus fracture fixation in the non-geriatric adult population. The locking plate allows screws, often with threads on the circumference of the head, to engage into the plate and create a rigid fixed angle construct. The surgical incision is either through the front or side of the shoulder. The implant is an anatomically contoured metal plate and the screws aimed at both compressing across the fracture as well as stabilizing the bone to prevent collapse of the humeral neck.

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