Humeral shaft fracture

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Transverse fracture of mid shaft of humerus is noted with lateral displacement and posterolateral angulation of distal fracture fragment. There is also proximal migration of distal bone resulting is shortening of bone.

Case Discussion

Humeral shaft fractures accounts for 3-5% of all fractures and are associated with great risk of radial nerve injury which is situated in spiral groove in posterior aspect of humerus.

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Case information

rID: 47739
Case created: 31st Aug 2016
Last edited: 6th Oct 2016
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