Enjoy this episode on Intramedullary Nailing for Proximal Humerus Fractures  as Dr.Benjamin Sears gives us a great talk! 

Video: https://youtu.be/4PdhAxmYxBY 

Post: www.naileditortho.com/sears 

Dr. Benjamin W. Sears received his master of science in pharmacology from Tulane University. He then received his medical degree from Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, graduating in the top third of his class. Dr. Sears completed residency training in orthopaedics at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.

Following his residency, Dr. Sears received advanced training in the shoulder and elbow through his fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received additional experience and training in elbow surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Ontario, Canada. After being in practice for three years, Dr. Sears joined Western Orthopaedics in 2014 and specializes in the care and treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Sears is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Shoulder anatomy
  • Relevant imaging for IMN proximal humerus
  • Humeral IMN implant types
  • IMN vs plating for proximal humerus fx
  • IMN humerus- operative setup
  • IMN humerus complications