Humerus fracture

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This page is for adult patients. For pediatric patients, see: Humerus fracture (peds).

Background

Comminuted midshaft humeral fracture with callous formation

Humerus Fracture Types

Humeral anatomy

Clinical Features

  • History of trauma
  • Pain over fracture site

Differential Diagnosis

Shoulder and Upper Arm Diagnoses

Traumatic/Acute:

Nontraumatic/Chronic:

Refered pain & non-orthopedic causes:

Evaluation

Workup

Diagnosis

Management & Disposition

General Fracture Management

Adult Humerus Fracture Management Table

Fracture Splint Disposition
Proximal Non-emergent, but many need surgery, refer to ortho vs ED consult
Shaft R/o neurovasc injury and compartment syndrome, but many need surgery, refer to ortho vs ED consult
Elbow Fracture (Adult) Long arm posterior splint R/o neurovasc injury and compartment syndrome, but many need surgery, refer to ortho vs ED consult
Olecranon R/o neurovasc injury and compartment syndrome, refer to ortho within 24 hrs

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