Proximal Humerus ORIF
Surgical fixation of humerus fractures near the shoulder.
Proximal Humerus ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
Surgical intervention may be necessary with a proximal humerus fracture depending on the type of fracture and degree of displacement. In patients with a greater tuberosity fracture with displacement, surgery may be required to restore normal function to the rotator cuff muscles. In other cases, a hemiarthroplasty may be required if the blood supply to the humeral head has been disrupted. Sometimes the fracture can be fixed with a plate and screws used to realign the fracture and keep it in anatomic alignment while it heals. Regardless of the technique used for treatment, each patient will be closely followed after their surgery to ensure proper healing and maintained alignment.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.