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  Sling Surgery
What are the expected results? To date, our best evidence suggests that on average surgery may not improve your comfort or shoulder function. It is possible that some fractures will benefit more than others. 
What does it mean?

You wear a sling for about 4 weeks.

Metal devices are used to keep the fracture from moving while it heals.

What are the advantages?

Decreased cost.

No risks associated with surgery and anesthesia.

No pain associated with surgery.

No inconvenience associated with surgery.

You can use your arm a few weeks earlier.

The fracture may heal in a better position.

What are the disadvantages?

In a sling for about 4 weeks.

There is a small chance that you might choose surgery later.

The scar.

The risks, discomforts, and inconveniences of surgery.

What are the risks?

Of 100 people treated with a sling, about 2 fractures have trouble healing.

9 out of a 100 people treated with a sling choose surgery later.

About 9 out of 100 people having this surgery have an unplanned second operation due to major problems such as loosening of implants or infection.