Shoulder Fracture Fixation
Clavicle, Proximal Humerus, Humerus
Most cases involve plate and screw fixation through an open approach.
A sling is applied with a bodybelt. The sling must be worn for 6 weeks – 3 weeks under clothes wit the bodybelt, then 3 weeks outside of clothes with the bodybelt removed. They may return to light activities and driving 6 weeks post-op and contact sports 3 months post-op.
General Complications <5%:
- Failure of fixation
- Complications related to the Interscalene Block
- Clavicle ORIF:
- Proximal Humerus ORIF -
- Humeral Shaft Internal Fixation / Intramedullary Nail – click here