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Treatment

Many treatment methods have been described through the years. In general, the choice of the treatment for a proximal humerus fracture should be based on the type of the fracture, presence of concurrent injuries, age and activity level of the patient, the presence and nature of comorbid medical conditions, and potential outcomes of specific treatment […]

Acute Injuries: Shoulder Fractures and Acromioclavicular and Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

Key Points

The most common cause of a proximal humerus fracture is a fall on outstretched hands from a standing position. Another mechanism of injury is excessive rotation while the arm is abducted. Although fracture of the proximal humerus significantly limits function of the upper extremity, careful neurovas cular examination of the entire upper extremity […]

Postoperative Management

Generally, patients tolerate ASAD well and do not report significant postoperative pain. Conventional pain control can be obtained with oral medications. The patient may have the dressing removed in approximately 48 hours. A formal therapy program is then employed. Stiffness can be avoided when early motion is emphasized and any problems are recognized early.

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Shoulder and upper extremity

There are several common issues to be remembered when dealing with shoulder rehabilitation, despite thewide variety of injuries that may be sustained by the shoulder complex.

– The shoulder girdle is a series of complex joints and articulations that function together to providesmooth, rhythmic, and coordinated movement. The complexity of this combination of joints and […]

Fractures of the Humerus

Fractures of the upper part of the humerus occur most frequently as a result of falling on an outstretched arm, but they may also follow a direct fall on the shoulder during contact sports, such as rugby and American football, alpine skiing, and riding. Fractures of the upper part of the humerus occur most frequently […]