Does grafting of the tuberosities improve the functional outcomes of proximal humeral fractures treated with reverse shoulder arthroplasty?


UZER G., YILDIZ F., Batar S., Binlaksar R., Elmadag M., Kus G., ...More

JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, vol.26, no.1, pp.36-41, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.05.005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-41

Abstract

Background: Functional outcomes of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) can be improved by fixation of the tuberosities. This study compares clinical and radiologic results of patients with comminuted proximal humeral fractures treated with rTSA, with and without autologous grafting.