What may cause a humeral shaft fracture?
- Direct trauma
- Fall with or without twsting injury
If there is a twisting injury leading to a humeral shaft fracture, which two types of humeral fractures classically occur?
Up to what level of angulation can be accepted in humeral shaft fractures?
Which nerve is at risk in humeral shaft fractures?
What are the clinical signs of a damaged radial nerve?
- Wrist drop
- Loss of sensation in the first dorsal web space
How can most cases of humeral shaft fractures be treated?
Functional humeral brace
What is the treatment for potentially more serious humeral shaft fractures which are not non-unions?
Intramedullary nail or plate and screws
In a polytrauma of the humeral shaft, an _____________ _____ is often used
In a polytrauma of the humeral shaft, an intramedullary nail is often used
Non-unions of the humeral shaft require what treatment?
Plating and bone grafting