The shoulder region includes the clavicle, scapula and the proximal end of humerus. Fractures of the upper humerus are usually seen in patients of advanced age. In young patients shoulder fractures are associated with high-energy trauma and high risk sports where you have a direct impact of great violence such as climbing, motorcycling, cycling, skiing, rugby, soccer, etc.
Treatment depends on the fracture type and degree of displacement. Displaced fractures are usually subsidiaries of surgical treatment. In this case a surgery aimed at early mobilization with minimal risk of complications requires a great knowledge of joint biomechanics, meticulous handling of tissues adjacent to bone and the latest generation of osteosynthesis materials.