Functional Results after Prosthetic Replacement of the Proximal Humerus

  • J. Sekera
  • M. Salzer
Conference paper


Several surgical options exist for treating cases of malignant destruction of the proximal humerus:
  1. 1.

    Amputation - either disarticulation at the shoulder joint or interscapulothoracic amputation [1, 4, 5, 6, 9]

  2. 2.

    Resection without replacement [2, 3]

  3. 3.

    Resection followed by prosthetic replacement [7, 8]



Proximal Humerus Fibrous Histiocytoma Forward Flexion Prosthetic Replacement Active Abduction 
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  • M. Salzer

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