Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Pol Rommens, Peter Trafton

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Humeral shaft

Appendix

Note

Examine upper arm for

  • Swelling
  • Ecchymosis
  • Deformity
  • Open wound
  • Neurologic or vascular deficit (esp. radial nerve)

An adjacent wound implies an open fracture, which needs urgent surgical debridement.

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