ESTES recommendations on proximal humerus fractures in the elderly

K.W. Wendt, M. Jaeger, J. Verbruggen, S. Nijs, H.J. Oestern, R. Kdolsky, R. Komadina*

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Abstract

Purpose The section for the skeletal trauma and sport's injuries of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) appointed a task force group to reach a consensus among European countries on proximal humeral fractures. Material/Methods The task force group organized several consensus meetings until a paper with final recommendations was confirmed during the ESTES Executive Board meeting in Berlin on 25 October 2018. Conclusion The Recommendations compare conservative and four possible operative treatment options (ORIF, nailing, hemi- and total reverse arthroplasty) and enable the smallest common denominator for the surgical treatment among ESTES members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-395
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • biomechanical evaluation
  • displaced fractures
  • functional outcomes
  • internal-fixation
  • locking plate fixation
  • nonoperative treatment
  • nonsurgical treatment
  • primary hemiarthroplasty
  • proximal humeral fractures
  • recommendations
  • reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • surgical-treatment
  • treatment options
  • NONSURGICAL TREATMENT
  • DISPLACED FRACTURES
  • BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATION
  • LOCKING PLATE FIXATION
  • Recommendations
  • Treatment options
  • INTERNAL-FIXATION
  • FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES
  • NONOPERATIVE TREATMENT
  • REVERSE SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY
  • SURGICAL-TREATMENT
  • Proximal humeral fractures
  • PRIMARY HEMIARTHROPLASTY

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