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Not So Humerus

Author: Kitan Akinosho, MD
Peer-Reviewer: Justine Ko, MD, CAQ-SM
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

An 87-year-old woman presents after a mechanical fall onto her outstretched right arm. Physical exam showed swelling of the upper right arm from the elbow to shoulder and palpable deformity. Radial and ulnar pulses are 2+ and gross sensation is intact in the right upper extremity. 

X-ray of a human arm

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Image 1. Plain radiograph of the right shoulder. Author’s own images.


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