- Surgery not superior to conservative treatment
- After a year of using the arm return to pre-fracture level
- Current policy in need for revision
Surgery offers no added value for people older than 60 years with a dislocated proximal humerus fracture: they recover just as good after conservative treatment as when the fracture is surgically fixed with a Philosplate. This is the conclusion of North-European researchers who compared the recovery of 44 elderly who underwent surgery and 44 elderly who underwent conservative treatment.