ASES/OTA Survey on Classification, Approach and Treatment for Proximal Humerus Fractures



The main purpose of this study is to investigate if there are any differences between the way that proximal humerus fractures are approached, classified and treated between members of the ASES and members of the OTA, as well as to see if there are any trends based on surgeon characteristics (gender, geographic location, years in practice, etc.). In the survey, we present orthogonal X-rays for 5 proximal humerus fracture cases and ask the surgeon being surveyed how they would classify the fracture. Then we allow them to view CT scan images and the surgeon is asked their preferred treatment and approach for each individual case. Our hypothesis is that there will be no significant difference between treatment preference and approach between members of the ASES and OTA. Target Audience: All OTA members

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