Duke Orthopaedics
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Fractures of the Humerus Menu

Anterior Approach to Humerus    
     Anterior Approach to Shoulder
     Arteries of the Upper Limb

Blood Supply to the Humerus
Classification of Proximal Humeral Fractures
Condylar Fractures

Distal Humeral Fractures
Holstein Lewis Fractures 

Humeral Shaft Fracture

Non Union of Humeral Fractures
Pediatric Humeral Frx
Posterior Approach to Shoulder

Posterior Approach to Humerus 
Posterolateral Approach to the Distal Humerus

Proximal Humeral Fracture
greater tuberosity frx
surgical neck frx
Proximal Humeral Physeal Injuries
Radial Nerve Palsy Associated with Humeral Shaft Fractures
Supracondylar Fractures
Surgical Approach for Proximal Humeral Fractures
Treatment Methods
           Cast Bracing
External Fixation of the Humerus
Hanging Cast and Cast Brac
IM Nailing of Humeral Shaft Fractures
Plate Fixation of Humeral Shaft Frx
Two part Surgical Neck Fracture
Two Part Tuberosity Fractures
Three Part Fractures

The Edwin Smith Papyrus A Fracture of the Humerus

      EXAMINATION If thou examinest a man having a break in his upper arm, (and) thou findest his upper
              arm hanging down, separated from its fellow .

      DIAGNOSIS Thou shouldst say concerning him  "One having a break in his upper arm. An ailment
              which I will treat."

            Thou shouldst place him prostrate on his back, with something folded between his two shoulder-
            blades; thou shouldst spread out with his shoulders, 
            in order to stretch apart his upper arm until that break falls into its place. Thou shouldst make for
            him two splints of linen, (and) thou shouldst apply for
            him one of them both in the inside of his arm, (and) the other of them both on the under of his arm.
            Thou shouldst bind it with ymrw, (and) treat afterward with honey every day until he recovers.

Clifford Roberts Wheeless III MD
Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina

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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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