Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures

Alexander W. Aleem, Leesa M. Galatz

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A reverse shoulder arthroplasty is a consideration for the treatment of comminuted four-part proximal humerus fractures in elderly patients. While a reverse TSA should not replace other treatment modalities, it is indicated in elderly patients with fractures that are not amenable to fixation. Immediate stability and relative independence from tuberosity healing are clear advantages, but the complication rate is substantially higher. Larger studies are necessary to clarify appropriate indications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Fracture fixation
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder trauma


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