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Proximal humerus fractures – epidemiology, comparison of mortality rates after surgical versus non-surgical treatment, and analysis of risk factors based on Medicare registry data

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Walter, Nike ; Szymski, Dominik ; Kurtz, Steven M. ; Lowenberg, David W. ; Alt, Volker ; Lau, Edmund ; Rupp, Markus
Date of publication of this fulltext: 23 Dec 2022 08:13


Abstract Aims The optimal choice of management for proximal humerus fractures (PHFs) has been increasingly discussed in the literature, and this work aimed to answer the following questions: 1) what are the incidence rates of PHF in the geriatric population in the USA; 2) what is the mortality rate after PHF in the elderly population, specifically for distinct treatment procedures; and 3) ...


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