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Humeral Shaft Fractures

Background

  • Accounts for approximately 3% of all fractures
  • Occurrence in children should raise a suspicion of child abuse
  • Occurrence in the elderly may be the result of minimal trauma or metastastic deposits

Classification

Can be classified by:

  • AO classification
  • Fracture personality, soft tissue injury, associated injury, intrinsic condition of bone
  • Location of fracture: upper third, middle third or lower third of the humerus

X-rays of fractures of Humeral Shaft



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