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Proximal humerus fractures

Proximal humerus fracture are common both in young and elderly patients, which occurs mostly due to RTA or a trivial fall. Any age groups with proximal humerus fractures are treated by ORIF with locking plate through delto-pectoral approach. The most common POST-OP complication encountered are stiffness of the shoulder for which prolonged physiotherapy is advised. Other complications include avascular necrosis of the humeral head which may require joint replacement surgery at a later date. The aim of fixation is to achieve good range of movements and quick recovery.

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