Becker’s Orthopaedic Review - Positive Results for Percutaneous Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures: Q and A with Dr. Evan Flatow of The Mount Sinai Medical Center

 – January 29, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Orthopedic surgeons from around the country recently published a study titled "Intermediate Outcomes Following Percutaneous Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures." The surgeons examined 39 patients who were treated with percutaneous reduction and fixation for proximal humeral fractures. Evan Flatow, MD, the Lasker Professor and Chair of Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses the study and what the results mean for the future. “I think the field of orthopedics in general has tried to move to minimally invasive approaches both in arthroscopy for shoulder problems as well as minimal incisions for bigger cases,” said Dr. Flatow. “Fractures have been very challenging because cutting the shoulder open damages the soft tissue and blood supply for healing. The ability to use a minimally invasive procedure to fix fractures is a big advance.” Learn more