One Part Proximal Humeral Fracture 

- See: Classification of Proximal Humeral Fractures: 

- Discussion: 
- by definition has less than 1 cm of displacement and less than 45 deg of fracture angulation; 
- ideally patients should be immobilized in a sling for no more than one week, and then should be started on supervised assisted passive shoulder ROM exercises and active wrist and elbow ROM exercises; 
- when not performing ROM exercises, patients are kept in a sling for 4-6 weeks; 
- once active motion is achieved patients should be started on deltoid and rotator cuff stengthening programs; 
- 75% of patients can expect to have a good to excellent result, and 10% will have a poor result; 
- patients with excellent results tend to start ROM exercises with 10-14 days of injury


Functional Outcome after Minimally Displaced Fractures of the Proximal Part of the Humerus.




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, June 7, 2012 6:19 pm