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ACE Report #10505
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Similar functional outcome between nonoperative & operative treatment for proximal humerus fractures

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative versus nonoperative treatment of proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and comparison of observational studies and randomized controlled trials

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Aug;27(8):1526-1534. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.03.009

Contributing Authors: RM Houwert M Van Heijl DP Smeeing LP Leenen OA van der Meijden RB Beks Y Ochen H Frima TK Timmers D van der Velde RHH Groenwold

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Seven randomized controlled trials and 15 observational studies were included in this meta-analysis which compared outcomes of operative treatment and nonoperative treatment for proximal humeral fractures. Pooled analyses for functional outcome on the Constant-Murley score demonstrated no significant differences between operative and nonoperative groups. Data from observational studies suggested h...

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