Proximal Humerus Fracture

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72 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652


2025 Hamburg Turnpike
STE C, Wayne, NJ 07470


3799 US-46
#207, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Proximal Humerus Fracture

Proximal Humerus Fracture​ Treatment and Surgery in Wayne, Paramus, and Parsippany NJ

Proximal humerus fractures are fractures of the upper portion of the arm.

Proximal humerus fractures can occur in many different fracture patterns involving the greater tuberosity, lesser tuberosity, surgical neck or may be associated with a dislocation. Many of these fractures may be treated with nonoperative management, but others need to be treated surgically taking into consideration the age and health of the patient. If treated nonoperatively, the patient will rest the arm in a sling for four to six weeks. They generally begin to do pendulum exercises about three weeks after the fracture and begin range of motion with the shoulder at about four weeks. This will be determined at follow up appointments after careful examination and x-rays to check the alignment and healing of the fracture.

Generally, we try to get the shoulder moving again as soon as possible to avoid frozen shoulder. The patient will likely return to their normal activities after the fracture heals, although in some cases they may have decreased range of motion when compared with the uninjured side.

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