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Just over a year ago, a pleasant lady in her mid 60s presented to our office with pain an debilitation in her right shoulder related to an irreparable rotator cuff tear and some moderate arthritis. She was only able to elevate her arm to less than 90 degrees and this was quite painful to her.
Recently we had the pleasure of seeing a patient in her 50s who returned to clinic 6 months after sustaining a Neer 3-part proximal humerus fracture. The injury involved her dominant arm and due to her age and activity level, we tried to avoid shoulder replacement surgery.
We recently had patient return to clinic 6 months after having under gone surgical fixation for a displaced proximal humerus fracture. After extensive rehab, the patient was able to achieve an excellent functional result from the operation.
The management of humeral shaft fractures can vary depending on the fracture pattern, the immediate functional demands of the patient, and the willingness of the patient to accept some of the surgical risks of fracture fixation.