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Table 1 Comparison of proximal humerus fractures and proximal femur fractures

From: The innovation and practice of “Hand as Foot teaching method” in the teaching of motion system injury course

  Proximal humerus fracture Fracture of the proximal femur
Prevalent population Seniors Seniors
Etiology and mechanism Low energy damage
The junction of cancellous and dense bone
Low energy damage
The junction of cancellous and dense bone
Fractures site Anatomic neck fracture of the humerus, surgical neck fracture of the humerus Femoral neck fracture, intertrochanteric fracture
Vascular, nerve than adjacent Axillary artery, axillary nerve Femoral artery, femoral nerve
Treatment Anatomic neck fracture of the humerus: artificial joint replacement
Surgical neck fracture of the humerus: internal fixation
Femoral neck fracture: artificial joint replacement
Intertrochanteric fracture of the femur: internal fixation
Complications Ischemic necrosis of the humeral head Ischemic necrosis of the femoral head