The patient described in this report was surgically treated for multiple failed attempts at fixation and fusion of a comminuted segmental fracture
that subsequently got infected.
The unstable segmental fracture
model was created by making a second transverse cut three centimeters distal to the first cut and six centimeters distal to the lesser trochanter.
Sixty-six segmental fractures
of the transverse processes were detected: 44 on the right side and 22 on the left.
Classical radiographs demonstrating the appearance of compression fractures, comminuted fractures, compound fractures, segmental fractures
, spiral fractures, greenstick fractures, torus fractures, and stress fractures were examined.
Other indications for operative intervention of humeral shaft fractures include patients with multiple trauma, segmental fractures
, bilateral humeral fractures, fractures with associated articular injury, and fractures with ipsilateral forearm fractures, i.
of the radius and ulna are relatively common in adults, often occurring after high energy trauma.