Fracture healing - callus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Follow-up 4 weeks post mid humerus fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 2 months
Gender: Male
X-ray

Extensive callus formation at the site of a fracture of the mid humerus.

The fracture line remains evident.

Case Discussion

Florid callus formation following a relatively trivial initial fracture in an infant (during delivery). Note that any long bone fracture in a non ambulatory child should raise concern for non accidental injury (NAI) if no appropriate history is given by the carers.

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Case information

rID: 75573
Published: 24th Apr 2020
Last edited: 1st May 2020
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