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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Complex Fracture Of The Proximal Humerus Treated With Shoulder Prosthesis

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A. Benabdeslam, M.A. Berrady, M. Khermaz, M. Mahfoud, M.S. Berrada, M. Elyaacoubi



Keywords: Shoulder; fracture ; humerus ; hemiarthroplasty.



Abstract: Fractures of the upper end of the humerus that interrupt the blood supply to the humeral head may justify a prosthetic replacement. A rigorous analysis of the patient's condition and the type of fracture is a prerequisite before rejecting an indication of orthopedic treatment or fixation. The result of a hemiarthroplasty is mainly conditioned by compliance with technical rules whose purpose is to obtain anatomic and stable fixation of the tuberositis around the prosthesis to restore normal shoulder function. We report the case of a complex fracture-dislocation of the upper end of the humerus treated with a humeral prosthesis.



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