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Letters Displaced fracture of upper arm

Not all patients with displaced proximal humerus fractures are suitable for sling treatment

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1669
  1. Kanthan Theivendran, upper limb fellow1,
  2. Sami Hassan, speciality trainee year 61,
  3. Amol Tambe, consultant upper limb and orthopaedic surgeon1,
  4. Tim Cresswell, consultant upper limb and orthopaedic surgeon1,
  5. David I Clark, consultant upper limb and orthopaedic surgeon1
  1. 1Royal Derby Hospital, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
  1. k.theivendran{at}

We commend the PROFHER Randomised Clinical Trial collaborators and the patients involved in the landmark study reported by Wise in news.1 It is rare to complete such a large randomised trial of surgery, let alone surgery on patients with trauma.

However, we would like to draw attention …

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