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Trauma of the Shoulder and Humeral Shaft

  • Richard C. FisherEmail author
  • Sonam Dorji
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Abstract

The shoulder and humerus are common sites of injury from simple falls to high-energy road traffic crashes. The primary goal is to restore a stable and comfortable range of motion to permit lifting, pushing, pulling, and most importantly positioning the hand. With serious injuries and limited resources, it is not necessary to achieve “perfection” to reach the above goals. Often simple, predictable solutions are preferable to riskier and costly alternatives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Colorado Health Science CenterAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryJDW National Referral HospitalThimphuBhutan

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