Management of Upper Extremity Fractures

  • David A. SpiegelEmail author
  • Bibek Banskota


The majority of proximal humerus fractures, including those with considerable angulation, can be managed non-operatively with a simple sling or collar and cuff as long as 2 years of growth remain.



The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Kaye Wilkins for a lifetime dedicated to improving the care of children with musculoskeletal injuries globally and also for his contributions to this chapter in the first edition of this book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC)BanepaNepal
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryB&B HospitalKathmanduNepal
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryThe Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC)BanepaNepal

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