The humelock hemiarthoplasty device for both primary and fai
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Fractures of the proximal humerus account for 4-5% of all fractures. Managing proximal humerus fractures operatively and non-operatively have their respective complications both short and long term. Authors present their experience using the Humelock hemiarthoplasty device for both primary and failed management of proximal humeral fractures.

This article presents four different examples from ten cases that include a failure of internal fixation, a failure of intramedullary nailing, a complex case in a patient with multiple co-morbidities and a failure of nonoperative management. The patients in this case series had multiple injuries and the device allowed early mobilization and produced good results. It is suggested that this device has a role in the failure of primary and secondary management of proximal humeral fractures in a district general hospital setting...

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