Humerus Fractures

This episode in the Fracture Season of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast focuses on humerus fractures. The humerus is a super duper forgiving bone in pediatrics that almost never requires reduction or surgeries if there is a mid shaft or proximal shaft fracture. Don’t forget to listen to the Forearm and Wrist Episode if you’d like to brush up on your neuromuscular assessment.

This episode is shorter – so I can’t offer CME in the same manner as the previous two. But you can still get CME for other episodes in the series. To claim CME & ABP MOC Part 2, visit Cincinnati Children’s Online Courses and search ‘PEM Currents’.

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Kohler R, Trillaud JM. Fracture and fracture separation of the proximal humerus in children: report of 136 cases. J Pediatr Orthop 1983; 3:326.

Shrader MW. Proximal humerus and humeral shaft fractures in children. Hand Clin 2007; 23:431.

By bradsobo

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is a Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog and produces and hosts the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

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