Humerus radiographic series

The humerus series is comprised of an AP and lateral radiograph, utilised primarily in trauma, but also in the evaluation of bone tumours.

  • trauma: fracture neck of humerus / shaft of humerus fractures
  • bone tumour detection

The two standard projections allows two views of humerus at 90˚:

Further views may be required if there are suspected:

  • midshaft fracture include both shoulder and elbow joints
  • neck of humerus fracture, proximal humerus only is required
  • distal humerus fractures (e.g. supracondylar fractures) require elbow views
  • glenohumeral joint dislocations usually require a complete shoulder series

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Section: Radiography
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