Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Launonen AP, Sumrein BO, Reito A, Lepola V, Paloneva J, Jonsson KB, Wolf O, Ström P, Berg HE, Felländer-Tsai L, Jansson KÅ, Fell D, Mechlenburg I, Døssing K, Østergaard H, Märtson A, Laitinen MK, Mattila VM; as the NITEP group. PLoS Med. 2019 Jul 18;16(7):e1002855. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002855. eCollection 2019 Jul. PMID: 31318863 Free PMC Article
CONCLUSIONS: This trial found no significant difference in clinical outcomes at 2 years between surgery and non-operative treatment in patients 60 years of age or older with displaced 2-part fractures of the proximal humerus. These results suggest that the current practice of performing surgery on the majority of displaced proximal 2-part fractures of the humerus in older adults may not be beneficial.
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