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humerus

 [hu´mer-us] (pl. hu´meri) (L.)
the bone of the upper arm, extending from shoulder to elbow, consisting of a shaft and two enlarged extremities. The proximal end has a smooth round head that articulates with the scapula to form the shoulder joint. Just below the head are two rounded processes called the greater and lesser tubercles; the area just below the tubercles is called the “surgical neck,” because of its liability to fracture. The distal end of the humerus has two articulating surfaces: the trochlea, which articulates with the ulna, and the capitulum, which articulates with the radius at the elbow. and see Appendices.
Humerus. From Applegate, 2000.

hu·mer·us

, gen. and pl.

hu·mer·i

(hyū'mĕr-ŭs, -ī), [TA]
The bone of the arm, articulating with the scapula above and the radius and ulna below.
Synonym(s): arm bone
[L. shoulder]

humerus

(hyo͞o′mər-əs)
n. pl. hu·meri (-mə-rī′)
The long bone of the arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.

hu·mer·us

(hyū'mĕr-ŭs) [TA]
The bone of the arm, articulating with the scapula above and the radius and ulna below.
[L. shoulder]

humerus

(hu'mer-us) [L. humerus, upper arm, shoulder]
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HUMERUS
The bone of the upper arm; it articulates with the scapula at the shoulder and with the ulna and radius at the elbow. See: illustration

anatomical neck of humerus

The constricted segment of the humerus between the head and the greater tubercle.

fracture of humerus

See: fracture.

humerus

The long upper arm bone that articulates at its upper end with a shallow cup in a side process of the shoulder blade (scapula) and, at its lower end with the RADIUS and ULNA bones of the lower arm.

humerus

the bone of the vertebrate forelimb (or arm) nearest to the body, to which it is attached at the shoulder. It is attached distally to the RADIUS and ULNA at the elbow.

Humerus

The bone of the upper arm.
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Jung et al., (22) in a 2015 study of factors that influenced reduction loss after proximal humerus fracture surgery, reported that postoperative head shaft angles of patients who maintained reduction were greater than those who lost reduction (mean: 130[degrees] versus 123[degrees]).
Open reduction and internal fixation with K-wires in the management of displaced supracondylar humerus fractures in children is safe and effective provided it is carried out by surgeons who are trained in this procedure.
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[20] reported an increased incidence of fragility fracture in the proximal humerus in patients with sarcoidosis of the humerus.
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They denoted that, for fractures of the humerus, predominated with rotation forces, three to four screws on either side should be enough.
The study included 220 children hospitalized in the Department of Orthopedic Traumatology due to supracondylar fracture of the humerus in the years 2004-2014.