Proximal humeral fractures are common in the setting of osteoporosis and they represent a problem not only for increased mortality risk factors, but also in terms of costs and management. Their increased incidence has resulted in an evolution of treatment options, but currently there is no scientific evidence that defines the best treatment to choose. The choice of treatment depends on a variety of factors, such as fracture dislocation, fracture classification, bone quality, patient's age, functional requirements and general medical conditions. The debate about the treatment is still open, both for the decision between surgical and conservative treatment, and between different types of surgical techniques; nowadays it remains unclear whether surgery will produce better outcomes in function and quality of life in elderly osteoporotic patients. © 2013 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients

CADOSSI, MATTEO;LUCIANI, DEIANIRA;Mazzotti, A.;PERSIANI, VALENTINA;PUNGETTI, CAMILLA
2013

Abstract

Proximal humeral fractures are common in the setting of osteoporosis and they represent a problem not only for increased mortality risk factors, but also in terms of costs and management. Their increased incidence has resulted in an evolution of treatment options, but currently there is no scientific evidence that defines the best treatment to choose. The choice of treatment depends on a variety of factors, such as fracture dislocation, fracture classification, bone quality, patient's age, functional requirements and general medical conditions. The debate about the treatment is still open, both for the decision between surgical and conservative treatment, and between different types of surgical techniques; nowadays it remains unclear whether surgery will produce better outcomes in function and quality of life in elderly osteoporotic patients. © 2013 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
M. Cadossi;A. Mazzotti;C. Capra;V. Persiani;D. Luciani;C. Pungetti
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