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J Korean Soc Fract. 1989 Jun;2(1):9-17. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.12671/jksf.1989.2.1.9
Roh KJ .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Most proximal humeral fractures respond satisfactory to simple conservative treatment. It is only the occasional displaced fracture or fracture-dislocation that demands special treatment and judgment. We analyzed the 32 cases of proximal humeral fractures treated at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Ewah University Hospital during the period from January, 1984 to December, 1987. The result was as follows; 1. The age distribution was even but there was some prevalance at 7th decades of female. 2. The most common cause of fractures was traffic accident. 3. According to the Neers classification, group I was in 15 cases(46.9%) and group II was in 11 cases(34.4%) 4. According to the Neers criteria for evaluation of the result was satisfactory in cases of conservative treatment. In cases of group III fractures treated with open reduction, the result after 6 months from injury was worse due to the prolonged preperative immobiliz aton but after one year, all were satisfactory. 5. the complication was nonunion in 1 case, malunion in 1 case and joint stiffness in 3 cases.

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