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Complications and Long-Term Outcomes of Open Reduction and Plate Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures.

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Summary of "Complications and Long-Term Outcomes of Open Reduction and Plate Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures."

The optimal treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures in adults remains controversial. We evaluated the risk of complications and the long-term outcomes in patients with a severely displaced fracture or a fracture-dislocation of the proximal part of the humerus treated with open reduction and plate fixation (ORIF).

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Name: The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
ISSN: 1535-1386
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