International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1749–1755 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3569-0 ORIGINAL PAPER Orthopaedic surgeons’ opinions surrounding the management of proximal humerus fractures: an international survey 1,2 1 1,3 1,3 Lauren L. Nowak & Milena R. Vicente & Michael D. McKee & Jeremy A. Hall & 1,3 1,2,3,4,5 Aaron Nauth & Emil. H. Schemitsch Received: 31 March 2017 /Accepted: 30 June 2017 /Published online: 20 July 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abstract (North America vs. international, p =0.058). Asignificantly Purpose The purpose of this study was to survey surgeons’ larger proportion of surgeons who had completed an upper preferences surrounding the management and evaluation of extremity fellowship (35%) chose RSA for the treatment of proximal humerus fractures internationally. three and four-part fractures, compared to those who had not Methods A questionnaire was developed using previous liter- (9%, p = 0.002). No consensus was observed regarding what ature and input from practicing orthopaedic surgeon opinion outcome measure is best to assess function following proxi- leaders. Between November 13, 2014 and December 31, mal humerus fractures. 2014, the questionnaire was posted on the membership section Conclusions The management of more complex, displaced of three major orthopaedic and shoulder surgery association proximal humerus fractures remains controversial. websites.
International Orthopaedics – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 20, 2017
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