Outcomes of intramedullary nailing for acute proximal humerus fractures: a systematic review

While proximal humerus fractures remain common within the elderly population, the optimal treatment method remains controversial. Intramedullary nailing has been advocated as an effective and less invasive surgical technique. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the demographics, outcomes, and complications of intramedullary nailing for acute, displaced proximal humerus fractures.

Multiple computerized literature databases were used to perform a systematic review of English-language literature. Studies that met our stated criteria were further assessed for the requisite data, and when possible, similar outcome data were combined to generate frequency-weighted means.

Source: Springer

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