Is the Charlson comorbidity index a good predictor of mortality and adverse effects in proximal humerus fractures?

Author

Ana Belén Fernández-Cortiñas

Affiliation

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Cosaga Hospital and Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense, Ourense, Spain. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Proximal humerus fractures (PHF) are frequent in elderly patients. This population also suffers from a series of associated comorbidities, and PHF increases morbidity and mortality. The Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) is a tool used for calculating comorbidity and therefore the mortality risk.

Keywords

Adverse effects,Charlson comorbidity index,Comorbidity,Mortality,Proximal humerus fractures,