Options for Managing a Proximal Humerus Fracture

    When a patient presents with a proximal humerus fracture, should the surgeon repair the fracture, replace the joint, or treat the fracture non-operatively?

    The answer depends on the patient, the type of fracture, and any concomitant injuries, says Robin R. Richards, MD, FRCSC, from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Click the image above to hear Dr. Richards’ comments on proximal humerus fracture management.

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