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1/13. The spiral compression plate for proximal humeral shaft nonunion: a case report and description of a new technique.

    We present a case of humeral nonunion managed with a dynamic compression plate (DCP) contoured in a spiral fashion to preserve the deltoid muscle insertion. A forty-one-year-old woman sustained a closed proximal third humeral shaft fracture with an associated supraclavicular brachial plexus injury. She presented five months later with an atrophic nonunion of the proximal humeral shaft, inferior subluxation of the humeral head, and a resolving brachial plexopathy. Autogenous cancellous bone grafting and open reduction and internal fixation with a narrow DCP was performed. The deltoid muscle insertion was preserved by contouring the plate to fix the proximal humerus laterally over the greater tuberosity and anteriorly over the mid-humeral shaft. During the postoperative period, the humeral head reduced spontaneously. Five months after surgery, the fracture healed, and an excellent clinical result was achieved. We recommend the use of the spiral DCP for proximal shaft fractures and nonunions when preservation of the deltoid insertion is desirable.
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2/13. Recurrent fracture of the humerus in a softball player.

    Fracture of a normal humerus can occur during the act of throwing an object. We present the case of a young woman who sustained a spiral fracture of the distal humeral shaft with concomitant radial nerve palsy while throwing a softball and who, after clinical and radiographic evidence of bony healing, suffered a repeat humerus fracture, also while throwing a softball.
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3/13. False aneurysm of the brachial artery complicating closed fracture of the humerus. A case report.

    A 66-year-old, obese, mentally retarded man sustained a closed spiral fracture of the humerus accompanied by development of a large false aneurysm arising from a small rent in the distal third of the brachial artery. Because of the patient's body habitus, mental deficiency, and paucity of objective physical findings, the arterial injury was not suspected until expensive pressure necrosis necessitated shoulder disarticulation as a lifesaving measure. Although false aneurysms are known to complicate penetrating trauma and various surgical procedures using metallic implants, the lesion has not been previously reported with closed long bone fractures. The authors wish to alert others to occurrence of the occult arterial injury in association with a relatively common extremity fracture. The need to exercise special awareness and suspicion of subtle injuries in patients whose age, mental status, or associated trauma render communication of symptoms impossible, cannot be overemphasized.
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4/13. Spiral fracture of the radius: an unusual case of shoulder dystocia-associated morbidity.

    BACKGROUND: The most common neonatal complications associated with shoulder dystocia include transient brachial plexus palsy, clavicular fracture, and humeral fracture. Fracture of the fetal radius has not been previously reported. CASE: We encountered a shoulder dystocia with the fetal head in the right occiput anterior position that necessitated the McRoberts maneuver, suprapubic pressure, the wood and Rubin maneuvers, and extraction of the posterior fetal arm to effect delivery. The 4610-g infant experienced a spiral fracture of the right (anterior) radius and a fracture of the left (posterior) midhumeral shaft. CONCLUSION: Neonatal radial fracture can result from shoulder dystocia or the maneuvers employed for the alleviation of the shoulder dystocia.
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5/13. Fatal tracheal compression after haemorrhage into the axilla.

    We report a case of fatal ventilatory obstruction as a result of haemorrhage into the axilla after a comminuted spiral fracture of the upper one-third of the humerus. Guidelines are presented as to the early recognition of such complications and their subsequent management.
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6/13. Fracture of the humeral diaphysis with extreme rotation.

    We report a spiral fracture of the humeral diaphysis with marked rotational deformity complicated by radial nerve neuropraxia in a young girl. Conservative management resulted in fracture healing and full recovery of the radial nerve palsy.
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7/13. Fracture of humerus during armwrestling: report of 5 cases.

    Five cases of fracture of the humerus, including two types were treated over a period of twelve months. Three of these were simple spiral fractures of the lower third of the shaft. The other two were fractures of the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Two of the spiral fractures were complicated by radial nerve paresis and delayed union, and were operatively treated. The remaining three fractures were treated conservatively. These fractures are the result of a number of factors giving rise to violent torsional forces or avulsion forces. All five patients recovered well with respective treatment.
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8/13. sports-related spontaneous fractures of the humerus.

    An example of a spontaneous spiral fracture of the humerus in a healthy softball player is presented. This rare injury is discussed, addressing the mechanisms of injury, the treatment, and the types of sports in which this type of fracture has been reported to occur.
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9/13. Stress fracture of the humerus. A case study.

    A 13-year-old male Little League pitcher sustained a displaced spiral fracture of the right midhumerus while in midpitch. Deep ache prodrome symptoms in the midhumerus at rest and during pitching occurred during the preceeding week, suggestive of a stress fracture that later completed to an overt fracture during the added stress of a forceful side-arm curve ball pitch, his specialty. Osteonal remodeling in stress fractures is discussed.
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10/13. arm wrestler's injury: report of seven cases.

    Seven cases of fractures of the humerus from arm wrestling included 2 types of fractures. Two were spiral fractures of the humeral shaft with large butterfly fragments at the junction of the middle and distal one third caused by a violent uncoordinated muscular action. Five were fractures of the medial epicondyle of the humerus as a result of a sudden blow to the elbow. In all 7 cases, the fractures healed and arm function returned to normal.
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