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Fractures of the Humerus

  • Fridolin Séquin
  • Rigmor Texhammar

Abstract

  1. A.
    Fractures of the proximal two-thirds of the humerus are most often treated conservatively. The indications for operative intervention are as follows:
    1. 5)

      Dislocation fracture of the humeral head Fixation: T-plate

       
    2. 6)

      Avulsion fracture of the greater trochanter with subacromial impingement Fixation: 6.5-mm or 4.0-mm cancellous bone screw or tension-band wire

       
    3. 7)

      Comminuted fracture (in patients under 50) Fixation: Cloverleaf plate

       
     

Keywords

Cancellous Bone Avulsion Fracture Subacromial Impingement Bone Screw Proximal Ulna 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fridolin Séquin
    • 1
  • Rigmor Texhammar
    • 1
  1. 1.AO InternationalBernSwitzerland

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