Humerus, Radius, and Ulna Fractures

Humerus, Radius, and Ulna Fractures 2017-02-17T18:25:23+00:00

Upper Extremity Surgery – Humerus, Radius, and Ulna Fractures

These fractures are breaks to the bones of the arm. These injuries can involve the elbow or shoulder joint and the surrounding soft tissue. It is important for an orthopedic specialist to evaluate the injury for damage to these other structures.

Symptoms

  • Pain when the arm is used to lift anything
  • A tense feeling around the elbow that limits the ability to bend
  • A visible deformity
  • A pale or cool hand that indicates that blood flow might be impaired
  • Numbness around the hand

Treatment

  • Casting
  • External fixatures
  • Surgery using rods, plates, or screws

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