Diagnosis

12-A3 Simple fractures, transverse (<30°)

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12-A3

12-A3

Simple fractures of the humeral shaft with a transverse fracture line (<30°) are classified as 12-A3 fractures.

Typically, these fractures are located in the middle third of the humerus.

12-A3

12-A3

X-ray taken from Orozco R et al, (1998) Atlas of Internal Fixation. Used with kind permission.