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Study shows increase in arthroplasty as treatment of proximal humerus fragility fractures

While nonoperative management of proximal humerus fragility fractures remains the most common treatment among elderly patients, there has been an increase in shoulder arthroplasty for this population, according to results.

Researchers obtained associated patient demographics, hospital data, and treatment and revision status for 259,506 proximal humerus fractures that occurred in a Medicare population identified in the PearlDiver Database.

Source: Healio

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