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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Is it possible for a child to have recieve a humerous spiral fracture from having his arm threw the bars of portable radiator next to a door and the door open on him and twisting his body cause the fracture?
An answer to your question should not be attempted without first obtaining a good history, performing a physical examination and viewing the radiographs.
A spiral fracture of the humerus results from a torsion force or twisting motion to the arm. Spiral fractures can be accidental or inflicted.
Megan McGraw, MD
Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati