Proximal Humeral Fractures
Proximal humeral fractures are common especially in the elderly. If they are significantly displaced or if the humeral head is dislocated (which is uncommon) they should be referred for specialist treatment. A CT scan is usually required.
Many fractures can be treated in general practice. Minimally displaced fractures can be managed non-operatively with a collar and cuff. The links below allows you to download PDF files outlining a summary of the treatment and the rehabilitation protocol.
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Summary of Treatment Of Proximal Humerus Fractures
Rehabilitation Protocol For Proximal Humerus Fractures