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. https://global-help.org/videos/fractures-of-the-shoulder-girdle/.
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.
- A variety of printed materials and videos are available on the Global HELP website. https://global-help.org/category/specialties/ped-orthopaedics/trauma/.
- Trauma lectures on the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) website. Available at www.posnacademy.org/category/Trauma%3EUpper+Extremity/19139582.
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