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ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture

Surgical Procedure

Most fractures of the proximal humerus can be treated without surgery if the bone fragments are not shifted out of position (displaced).

If the fragments are shifted out of position, surgery is usually required. The surgical procedure will repair the break in the proximal end of the humerus. ORIF stands for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. During this procedure, an incision will be made and a metal plate will be attached to the humerus to hold the bone in place while it heals.

While there are many types of shoulder surgeries, your shoulder surgery recovery plays an important role in the health and well-being of your shoulder in the long run. The three bones of the shoulder— the clavicle, humerus, and scapula— are joined together by soft tissues made up of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joint capsules. Each work part of the shoulder is tasked with the responsibility of rotating and operating the shoulder. When you undergo shoulder surgery recovery, the goal is to give your body time to restore your shoulder’s functionality.

Shoulder Surgery Recovery can be a lengthy experienceThe flexibility of the shoulder joint allows you to move your arm in several different directions, but this also makes the shoulder a prone candidate for injury.

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