Letters to the Editor Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures with Use of the Locking Proximal Humerus Plate To The Editor: We read the article ‘‘Open Reduction and In- ternal Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures with Use of t


Südkamp et al., with interest. The authors have written yet another paper on the advantages and disadvantages of a locking proximal humeral plate and, while we have no doubt that the study was performed well, we believe that they side-stepped the real issue, which is who should be treated with these plates. They reported a mean Constant score of 70.6 one year after surgery in 187 patients with proximal humeral fractures. They did not detail the results for different fracture types, but our analysis of the paper suggests that about 105 fractures were AO type-A2, A3, or B1 fractures, and it seems reasonable to assume that they achieved better results wit

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