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Fragility fractures of the proximal humerus

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  • Overview

This lecture will provide an overview of proximal humerus fragility fractures and cover aspects such as their mechanism, diagnosis and management options with specific focus on the reasoning behind medical decision making for these patients. It will also touch on the potential explanations for difficulty with rehabilitation after operatively and non-operatively managed fractures.


Dr James Drummond is an orthopaedic registrar at Western Health in Victoria. Here he works closely alongside geriatricians and physiotherapists in the acute and longer term management of patients with fragility fractures. Prior to studying medicine, James completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and worked as a private practice physiotherapist in Melbourne and Geelong.


Gerontology, Orthopaedic and Emergency Department National Groups

Date of Live Event



CPD Hours

1.5 Hours


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.