Humeral fracture with missing shaft

Case contributed by Dr Pereshin Moodaley


Left arm hit from behind by truck, whilst cycling on motorway.

Patient Data

Age: 35 year old
Gender: Male

Transverse fracture of the surgical neck of humerus and distal humeral metaphysis. Humeral shaft is absent. Several bony fragments are noted within the upper arm. Surgical emphysema throughout upper arm and extending into the glenohumeral joint space.

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Case information

rID: 54627
Published: 22nd Jul 2017
Last edited: 23rd Jul 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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