Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)

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This condition is a fracture of the head of the humerus - the "ball" of the shoulder's ball-and-socket.

What is a proximal humerus fracture?

This detailed video describes a broken shoulder, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options depend on the severity of the fracture. If the bones have not shifted, the fracture may be treated with a sling. If the bones have become displaced, surgery is needed to realign and anchor the bones or to replace the joint.