Trauma to the proximal humerus is relatively common, and generally results in a fractured humerus. The injury occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint is broken and occurs at the top of the humerus bone. In many cases, surgery is not required as the fractures tend to be non-displaced, and a supportive sling may be sufficient in allowing the bone and soft tissue to heal. In cases where the fractures are displaced, however, humerus fracture surgery may be required. If surgery is recommended, I will perform the procedure in order to realign the bone or pieces of bones that have been displaced. A realignment may involve metal implants such as a plate and screws, while a complete shoulder replacement may be performed in very severe cases. The fracture pattern and the number of parts broken will determine if a replacement is necessary.