TechniquesReverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Proximal Humerus FractureChuinard, Christopher MD, MPHAuthor Information Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center, Traverse City, MI C.C. works with Wright Medical on a Fracture Stem. Reprints: Christopher Chuinard, MD, MPH, Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center, Traverse City, MI 49684 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: September 2016 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p 122-130 doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000102 Buy Metrics Abstract Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has gained wide acceptance for its primary indication, cuff tear arthropathy. The last 5 years, however, has seen the utilization of RSA increase, dramatically, as one of the preferred methods for treating proximal humeral fractures in the elderly. By utilizing surgical techniques that focus on tuberosity reconstruction, excellent results can be see with reverse shoulder replacement for fracture; in fact, RSA for fracture has demonstrated more reliable outcomes than hemiarthroplasty for fracture and is favored in the elderly population. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.