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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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References

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 an Associate 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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