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Flashcards in Humeral Shaft Fractures Deck (9):
1

What may cause a humeral shaft fracture?

  1. Direct trauma
  2. Fall with or without twsting injury

2

If there is a twisting injury leading to a humeral shaft fracture, which two types of humeral fractures classically occur?

  1. Oblique
  2. Spiral

3

Up to what level of angulation can be accepted in humeral shaft fractures?

30º

4

Which nerve is at risk in humeral shaft fractures?

Radial nerve

5

What are the clinical signs of a damaged radial nerve?

  1. Wrist drop
  2. Loss of sensation in the first dorsal web space

6

How can most cases of humeral shaft fractures be treated?

Functional humeral brace

7

What is the treatment for potentially more serious humeral shaft fractures which are not non-unions?

Intramedullary nail or plate and screws

8

In a polytrauma of the humeral shaft, an _____________ _____ is often used

In a polytrauma of the humeral shaft, an intramedullary nail is often used

9

Non-unions of the humeral shaft require what treatment?

Plating and bone grafting

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