Humerus Fracture: lateral view and PA view
Fractures of the proximal humerus are common in elderly with a history of osteoporosis following a FOOSH. Humerus shaft fractures (pictured here) usually occur as a result oftrama in younger patients. In this case, there is approximately 10% varus angulation, and a look at the lateral view shows anterior displacement. Clinically, look for localized pain, swelling, tenderness and shortening of the upper extremity. Radial injury is common, so look for a wrist drop.