Fractures of the Proximal Humerus

  • Peter Biberthaler
  • Chlodwig Kirchhoff
  • James P. Waddell

Part of the Strategies in Fracture Treatments book series (SFT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marc Beirer
      Pages 3-7
    3. Lukas K. L. Postl
      Pages 9-11
    4. Moritz Crönlein
      Pages 13-18
    5. Philipp Ahrens
      Pages 19-24
    6. Ulrich Irlenbusch
      Pages 25-26
    7. Sonja M. Kirchhoff
      Pages 27-33
    8. Sonja M. Kirchhoff
      Pages 35-44
  3. Fracture Morphology and Injury Pattern

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Arne J. Venjakob
      Pages 47-52
    3. Florian B. Imhoff, Chlodwig Kirchhoff
      Pages 53-59
    4. Stefan Huber-Wagner, Elaine Schubert, Rolf Lefering, Peter Biberthaler
      Pages 61-66
  4. Preoperative Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Stefan Buchmann
      Pages 69-74
    3. Gunther H. Sandmann
      Pages 83-86
  5. Conservative Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ashesh Kumar, James P. Waddell
      Pages 89-98
  6. Surgical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99

About this book


In this book fractures of the proximal humerus are examined in detail, with an overview of fracture morphology, injury pattern, preoperative considerations, conservative treatment, surgical management and postoperative care. It is organized anatomically, with a clear structure based on the most recent scientific data to allow surgeons to quickly access key information, practical aspects, pearls and pitfalls. The book is written by a group of experts from the Association for the Rationale Treatment of Fractures (ARTOF) who aim to provide an independent, unbiased summary of proximal humerus fracture treatments to improve clinical outcomes. Trauma and orthopaedic surgeons worldwide who are searching for current knowledge of new implants, therapeutic strategies and advancements will be able to quickly and accurately apply the information from this book to provide the best possible care for their patients.


Cuff disorders Dislocation Multiple injury Physical exam Pre-operative assessment Special imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Biberthaler
    • 1
  • Chlodwig Kirchhoff
    • 2
  • James P. Waddell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Trauma SurgeryKlinikum rechts der Isar Technical University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Trauma SurgeryKlinikum rechts der Isar Technical University MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.St. Michael's HospitalTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20299-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20300-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8295
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8309
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