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Miami, FL
A 62-year-old female asked:

Comminuted impacted fracture through the neck of the left humerus with associated mild valgus angulation of the humeral shaft. can this heal in sling?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
In short YES. : I typically do not perform surgery on nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. I tell people it is like having ice cream on a cone. If the ice cream (humeral head or ball) falls off the cone(shaft) then it needs surgery if the ice cream is tilted or slightly smashed no surgery. If it is blown to prices then surgery.
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Last updated Sep 10, 2019


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