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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is humeral fracture?

Fracture of the arm bone. This can happen after falling down or sustaining injury to the arm.

Symptoms related to humeral fracture

  • Moving the arm / shoulder worsens the pain

  • Arm pain

  • Pain in the arms and/or legs

  • Shoulder pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for humeral fracture

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose humeral fracture

  • Does your pain worsen when you move arms or shoulders?

  • Do you have pain in the arms?

  • Do you have pain in your arms and/or legs?

  • Do you have shoulder pain?

Treatment for humeral fracture

Simple cases can be managed with a cast. More serious fractures may require surgery to restore the normal alignment of the bone. Painkillers for pain, and physical therapy for muscle strengthening are used too.

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References

  • Maresca A, Pascarella R, Bettuzzi C, Amendola L, Politano R, Fantasia R, Del Torto M. Multifocal humeral fractures. Injury. 2014 Feb;45(2):444-7. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.10.010. Epub 2013 Oct 18. PMID: 24183393.

    https://www.injuryjournal.com/article/S0020-1383(13)00474-9/fulltext

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