Proximal humerus fracture

Daniel J. Stinner, Philipp N. Streubel, William T. Obremskey

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AP is a 67-year-old female who presents to the emergency department via EMS complaining of severe shoulder pain after a high-speed motor-vehicle accident in which she was a restrained passenger. She denies any loss of consciousness. On primary survey, she demonstrates a GCS of 15, a patent airway, and is hemodynamically stable. On secondary survey, she demonstrates severe pain with passive range of motion of the right shoulder. There is no motor or sensory de fi cit, and skin is intact. The remaining physical exam as well as her past medical history are unremarkable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrthopedic Traumatology
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781461435112
ISBN (Print)9781461435105
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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  • Nonoperative management of proximal humerus fracture
  • Operative management of proximal humerus fracture: intramedullary nail
  • Operative management of proximal humerus fracture: plate
  • Proximal humerus hemiarthroplasty
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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