Article Review: Slings For Proximal Humerus Fracture-Study Suggests Use When Surgical Indications Are Unclear

A new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) explores the treatment of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus. Patients included in the study had unclear indications for surgery where a surgeon considered surgery, but the fracture did not have to meet surgical criteria by Neer (1 cm or 45° angulation of displacement). For study participants, surgical and non-surgical treatment with a sling did not show a clinically significant difference in treatment outcome.