Humeral fracture: spiral midshaft

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fall with arm pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Spiral fracture of the mid humeral shaft with posterolateral displacement. Mild overlap and some small adjacent bony fragments are noted. No dislocation at the elbow or shoulder joint.

Case Discussion

Typical example of a classical fracture. The radial nerve can be damaged in these types of fractures as it runs close to the midshaft. 

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Case information

rID: 39561
Case created: 9th Sep 2015
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
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