The following is a brief report of 97 cases of fracture of the upper end of the humerus taken from the orthopedic services of the Charity Hospital at New Orleans. The plan of treatment followed that of M. K. Lindsay and Carolyn M. Brown;1 P. D. Wilson2 and A. C. Schmidt.3
The fractures were located as follows: surgical neck, 61; greater tuberosity, 17; anatomic neck, 11; lesser tuberosity, 2; shaft, 6. (In approximately 50 per cent of all cases the fractured bone was comminuted.)
The methods of reduction required in some of the cases will not be discussed, but the fixation and the subsequent treatment to regain motion were carried out in accordance with the following methods:
The fractured extremity is supported by an axillary pad, with the arm fixed to the side of the body by a wide bandage encircling the upper arm and the body,
BROSTROM F. EARLY MOBILIZATION OF FRACTURES OF THE UPPER END OF THE HUMERUS. Arch Surg. 1943;46(5):614–615. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1943.01220110030008
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