Diagnosis

12-C3 Irregular complex fracture

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12-C3

12-C3

Complex fractures of the humeral shaft with irregular fragments are classified 12-C3.

12-C3 fractures are rare and may follow high energy injury, such as high velocity missile wounds. They are therefore often open, and radial nerve injury is common.

12-C3

12-C3

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