Hot Topics and ControversiesProximal Humerus Fractures, ORIF, and Key Steps in Fracture Reduction and FixationLevine, William N. MDAuthor Information Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: William N. Levine, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 622W, 168th Street—PH1130, New York, NY 10032 (e-mail: [email protected]). Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: December 2015 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 95-98 doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000055 Buy Metrics Abstract Proximal humeral fractures are generally treated nonoperatively. However, when the orthopedic surgeon is faced with displaced proximal humeral fractures that require surgery technical challenges often frustrate even the most talented of surgeons. This manuscript is designed to provide a methodical, easy-to-reproduce roadmap for surgeons to simplify this complicated procedure. Specific attention is paid to real-life, low-cost pearls and keys to avoiding pitfalls to maximize patient outcome and minimize surgeon frustration. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.