Humerus Fractures

Humerus fractures constitute 1% of all fractures. Humerus fractures that do not show decomposition or significant fragmentation are generally in a balanced character. Balanced fractures can be angled at small degrees.

They cause undetectable (mostly unnoticed) shape deformities. Since it does not carry loads such as legs and arms, these disorders do not significantly affect the healing of fracture or functions.
In this regard, simple humerus fractures can be treated with plastic or plaster supports.

Segmental fractures, multiple fractures of the same part, the presence of an opposite arm fracture and multiple organ injuries require surgical fixation of the fracture. For fracture fixation, plate-screw, intramuscular nail or external fixation devices can be applied.
Although intramedullary nailing is a limited application, it may cause damage to the shoulder or elbow joint due to close access to these areas. Plate-screw applications have advantages and disadvantages of open surgery.
External fixation devices are useful in the first intervention of multiple injuries or open fractures, but it is generally not preferred for permanent treatments.
Minimally invasive plate-screw applications are performed using window incisions without damaging the blood circulation in the fracture area. Thus, fractures can be fixed with plaques that have adequate length, robust, providing limited flexibility and accelerated healing. The technical experience of the orthopedist is also important.