Shoulder & Arm Fractures
Fractures of the Humeral Shaft
Humerus fractures that occur in the center of the bone are called mid-shaft humerus fractures. Most often mid-shaft humerus fractures can be managed with nonsurgical treatments.
A broken collarbone is a break in the clavicle, the bone in your upper chest that connects your breast bone (sternum) to part of your shoulder blade (scapula).
An olecranon fracture is an injury to the prominent bone of the elbow joint. When a patient sustains a broken olecranon, surgery may be necessary to restore the alignment of the broken bones.
Forearm fractures involve injury to one or both of the bones of the forearm. A forearm fracture can involve the ulna or the radius. These bones span the distance from the elbow to the wrist joints. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of forearm fractures.
A scapula fracture in an injury to the large bone called the shoulder blade. Most scapular fractures do not require surgery for treatment. However, every scapular fracture needs evaluation to determine appropriate treatment and to investigate for associated injuries.
A humerus fracture is an injury to the upper arm bone. There are several types of humerus fractures, and most humerus fractures have successful treatment without surgery. Read on for more information about humerus fractures.