A humerus fracture can occur anywhere along the humerus bone. If it occurs close to the elbow, it is often referred to as a supracondylar fracture. A spiral fracture of the humerus is rare but may happen in frequent throwing movements. Most often, a humerus fracture is due to a fall or a car accident.
What is it?
A Humerus Fracture is a break in the humerus bone.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain at the fracture point at the time of injury, sometimes deformity, trouble moving the elbow, bruising, and swelling.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury. An x-ray can confirm the diagnosis.
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