Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD and Michael A. Wirth, MD
Four-part comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus are one of the most common indications for shoulder replacement; however they are difficult and technically demanding to treat. Precise surgical methodology is critical to the success of this procedure. The goals are restoring proper mechanics, achieving adequate reform and eliminating patient discomfort. These goals can be met by selecting the proper humeral prosthesis height, establishing the desired humeral component retroversion and achieving anatomic and secure fixation of the tuberosities to each other and to the humeral shaft.
The prosthesis utilized in this video meets the unique challenges of prosthetic reconstruction of proximal humeral fractures previously unaddressed by earlier shoulder arthroplasty systems. It includes many new features, including a unique positioning jig to assist in establishing proper height and version and trial and implant height markings to assist in reestablishing anatomical height.
- Total Run Time: 15:08 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7043
- VJO Publication Date: March, 2000