Closed reduction percutaneous pin fixation of proximal humeral fractures is a skill dependent upon minimal soft tissue disruption, closed reduction knowledge, reduction quality, pin placement, bone quality, patient compliance, and physical therapy protocols. This technique is highly technician-dependent and imaging-dependent. Several tricks and tips are required to avoid complications historically related to this technique. Despite more modern implants evolving and gaining popularity, closed reduction percutaneous pin is still a reliable, predictable, and useful technique in select proximal humeral fractures.
*Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
‡Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids
†Michigan State University/CHM, Grand Rapids, MI
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