Revision of humeral shaft module

The humeral shaft module has been revised. It covers also treatment of proximally and distally extending fractures.

The content has been revised and extended by Martin Jaeger (DE) and edited by Steve Krikler (UK).

Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: Carl-Peter Cornelius, Nils Gellrich, Søren Hillerup, Kenji Kusumoto, Warren Schubert

Midface - Palatoalveolar, complex injury - Observation

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Glossary

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Indications

It is unlikely that a complex palatal fracture presents without displacement, and with stability and normal occlusion. There is a significant risk of fistula formation. For this reason complex palatoalveolar injuries are rarely amenable to observation.

v1.0 2009-12-03