Anatomical neck of humerus fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Fall, tender right shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

There is a minimally displaced transverse fracture through the anatomical neck of the right humerus. The right glenohumeral joint is anatomically aligned. Degenerative change at the right AC joint. Surgical clips projected over the base of the neck.

Case Discussion

Most humeral neck fractures are through the surgical neck, whereas this uncommon fracture is through the anatomic neck.

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Case information

rID: 66621
Published: 27th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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