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Comminuted mid diaphyseal open fracture of humerus with shrapnel embedded in soft tissue.

Penska KHP - MedPix (2006)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Comminuted mid diaphyseal open fracture of humerus with shrapnel embedded in soft tissue.

History: 19 year old man injured by and Improvised Explosive Device (IED), resulting in multiple wounds on all four extremities.

Findings: AP and lateral views show external fixation with screw attachments at the proximal and distal humerus. There is extensive comminuted mid diaphyseal fracture with minimal medial displacement and much greater apex ventral angulation. There is soft tissue defect at the level of the fracture and at the elbow. Large shrapnel fragments imbedded in the soft tissue at the elbow and distal upper arm. Surgical drain is positioned at that level. The humeral head appears normal.

Ddx: Comminuted mid diaphyseal open fracture of humerus with shrapnel embedded in soft tissue.

Dxhow: By radiograph.

Exam: Patient has open comminuted fracture of right humerus s/p external fixation.

No MeSH data available.


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Comminuted mid diaphyseal open fracture of humerus with shrapnel embedded in soft tissue.

Penska KHP - MedPix (2006)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Comminuted mid diaphyseal open fracture of humerus with shrapnel embedded in soft tissue.

History: 19 year old man injured by and Improvised Explosive Device (IED), resulting in multiple wounds on all four extremities.

Findings: AP and lateral views show external fixation with screw attachments at the proximal and distal humerus. There is extensive comminuted mid diaphyseal fracture with minimal medial displacement and much greater apex ventral angulation. There is soft tissue defect at the level of the fracture and at the elbow. Large shrapnel fragments imbedded in the soft tissue at the elbow and distal upper arm. Surgical drain is positioned at that level. The humeral head appears normal.

Ddx: Comminuted mid diaphyseal open fracture of humerus with shrapnel embedded in soft tissue.

Dxhow: By radiograph.

Exam: Patient has open comminuted fracture of right humerus s/p external fixation.

No MeSH data available.