בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
Three-part and four-part fracture-dislocations of the proximal humerus are characterized by severe soft tissue disruptions that can compromise the viability of the humeral head.
As a result, nonunion and avascular necrosis are more common in these injuries. In such injuries, surgical treatment (internal fixation or arthroplasty) is performed in most patients who are determined to be fit for surgery to potentially restore shoulder function.
Although the decision to preserve or replace the humeral head is simple in young patients or those > 65 years, in most other patients, the decision can be complicated, and little is known about which patient-related and injury-related factors may be independently associated with poor shoulder function or complications like avascular necrosis.