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Treatment of Post-traumatic Sequelae with Shoulder Arthroplasty

  • Christopher Chuinard
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Abstract

The incidence of proximal humerus fractures is increasing; most are treated non-operatively, but sequelae of these fractures remain a treatment challenge whether surgery has been performed or not. A common classification system can assist treating physicians with diagnosis and treatment options based upon expected outcomes. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is the likely “go-to” procedure for the majority of these patients, but anatomic arthroplasty and other reconstructive options should be considered for specific sequelae patterns.

Keywords

Proximal humerus fracture sequelae Reverse shoulder arthroplasty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Chuinard
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  1. 1.Great Lakes Orthopaedic CenterTraverse CityUSA

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