Comparison between Conservative and Surgical Treatment in Proximal Humeral Fractures. A Prospective Randomized Study with 5-Years Follow-Up

SUMMARY Background. There is no consensus on the optimal treatment of displaced proximal humeral fractures. The purpose of this prospective study was to present a 5-year follow-up of conservative treatment of proximal humeral fractures as compared to surgical treatment (ORIF). Materials and methods. Fifty consecutive patients with a proximal humeral fracture (Neer types 2, 3, 4; hertel types 3 … Continued