Proximal Humerus Fractures Classification - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

Published on Dec. 9, 2011
Category: Education
Source: Youtube

Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes Neer classification of proximal humeral head fractures, One, Tow, Three, and Four. Classification based on four fracture segments: 1- The articular segment. 2- The greater tuberosity. 3- The lessor tuberosity. 4- The humeral shaft. Classification describes only displaced segments which are defined as 1.0 cm displacement or 45 degree angulation. Multiple fracture configurations are possible. 80% of proximal humeral fractures are minimally displaced. 1- Type I- One Part Fractures: One part or minimally displaced fracture where no segments are displaced or angulated. 2- Type II-Two Part Fractures: Tow part or fracture where one segment with significant displacement by 1.0 cm or 45 degrees. 3- Type III-Three Part Fracture: Three part fracture, where two segments are significantly displaced by 1.0 cm or 45 degrees. 4- Type IV- Four Part Fracture: Four part fracture where all four major segments are displaced by 1.0 cm or 45 degrees. Become a friend on facebook: Follow me on twitter:!/DrEbraheim_UTMC