THERAPEUTIC ALGORITHM FOR PATIENTS WITH PROXIMAL HUMERUS FRACTURES
D. Zhelev and Al. Martinov
ABSTRACT: Introduction: There is lack of a unified established algorithm for the therapeutic management of proximal humerus fractures. The better functional outcome but relatively high complication rate in surgically treated patients requires optimization of techniques and methods.
Objective: To present optimal algorithm for the therapeutic treatment of different types of proximal humeral fracture.
Conclusion: The increased functional demands of patients after proximal humeral fracture lead to an expansion of the range of surgically treated ones. The individual approach, according to the patient’s fracture type and characteristics, determines the better functional outcome and the reduce complication rate of proximal humeral fracture in adults.
Keywords: Proximal humerus, Augmentation, Shoulder arthroplasty