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ACE Report #8097
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Treatment of 3 or 4-part proximal humerus fracture: surgical vs. non-surgical treatment

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

Comparison of Surgical versus Non-Surgical Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: A Meta-Analysis

J Invest Surg. 2015 Aug;28(4):215-24.

Contributing Authors: F Mao DH Zhang XC Peng Y Liao

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5 randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing surgical and non-surgical treatment of displaced 3 or 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this study was to determine how patient outcome differed depending on whether a surgical or non-surgical method was used for the treatment of a fracture. Functional outcome was the primary outcome of interest...

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