Proximal humerus fractures are diagnosed by a thorough physical examination and diagnostic imaging. An x-ray is often taken to confirm the fracture.
If further information is needed, such as investigating if any soft tissues are also injured, an MRI or CT scan may be required.
Surgical intervention for proximal humerus fractures involves realigning and fixing the fractured bone segments using screws, plates, or rods.
If there is more severe damage to the shoulder joint, a more advanced surgical procedure may be needed.