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Introduction: Proximal humeral fractures are one of the most common long bone fractures due to osteoporosis. The need for operative action can provide greater benefits than non-operative measures. However, the difference between the need for operative and non-operative measures in proximal fractures is still controversial. This study aimed to determine differences in DASH (disability of the arm, shoulder, and hand) scores as a function of assessing upper extremity patients with proximal humeral fractures after operative and non-operative management at Dr. Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia.
Methods: Cross-sectional analytic observational study, in which 37 research subjects participated in this study. Univariate and bivariate analyses were carried out using SPSS software on the patient's sociodemographic data as well as the clinical data of the study subjects.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference in upper extremity function (DASH score) between operative and non-operative procedures in patients with proximal humeral fractures, p> 0.05.
Conclusion: There was no difference in upper extremity function as assessed by the DASH score in operative and non-operative procedures in patients with proximal humeral fractures at Dr. Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital, Palembang, Indonesia.
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