Flashcards in Bones Deck (10)
Name the bones of the shoulder and arm
Name any major features of the clavicle
Where is the clavicle most likely to fracture?
Between the lateral and middle thirds
How may a patient with a broken/fractured clavicle present?
Fall on shoulder
Elevation of medial fracture of bone
Patient supports sagging limb with other arm
What are some possible complications of a broken clavicle?
Damage to supra scapular nerve
Damage to brachial plexus
Damage to supra scapular and/or subclavian arteries and/or veins
Name any major features of the scapula
What are the most common types of humeral fracture?
Shaft of humerus
How would a patient with a distal humeral fracture/break present?
Possible damage to medial nerve
Possible damage to brachial artery
How can medial nerve function be tested?
Ask patient to form fist with hand
If damaged, first three digits will remain relaxed whilst last two form fist.