surgical neck of the humerus

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surgical neck of the humerus

The segment of the shaft of the humerus just distal to the greater and lesser tubercles. It is a region prone to fractures.
See also: neck
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The court noted that the estate's amended complaint alleges that "on or about April 25, 2008, while left unrestrained and unattended in the CCU, Alfredo Perez fell from his hospital bed and suffered a displaced fracture to the surgical neck of the humerus of his left arm.
6) The anterior motor branch of the axillary nerve was found to cross the surgical neck at a predictable location relative to both the acromion and the greater tuberosity, and at the level of the raphe no other motor branches crossed to innervate the anterior head of the deltoid (Fig.
The anterior motor branch courses around the neck of the humerus and passes medially on the anterior surface of the surgical neck to supply the middle and anterior deltoid heads.
28) These techniques may be particularly useful in osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures, where screw purchase may be suboptimal, and in unstable surgical neck fractures, which are inherently unstable (Fig.
14] Hence, preoperative imaging studies are recommended to verify the presence of mediastinal thymic tissue prior to surgical neck exploration.
AO Type A fractures are unifocal, usually involving the greater tuberosity or surgical neck and have no vascular interruption to the articular segment.
1 fracture may be represented by a minimally displaced fracture, a displaced two-part surgical neck fracture, a displaced two-part greater tuberosity fracture, or a three-part variant with significant displacement of both the surgical neck and greater tuberosity with valgus impaction (Fig.