Korean J Sports Med.  2017 Dec;35(3):210-213. 10.5763/kjsm.2017.35.3.210.

Humerus Shaft Fracture in a Wakeboarder

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Cheonan Medical Center, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. osarthro@dkuh.co.kr
  • 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

Humerus shaft fracture is a frequent injury in orthopedic practice and generally occurs through direct or indirect trauma. Indirect trauma mechanisms of humerus shaft fractures are mostly related with arm wrestling or throwing activities. Recently, the population enjoying wakeboard are increasing, and the humeral shaft fracture can occur during wakeboarding. We report a case of humerus shaft fracture occurring during wakeboarding trick, which was treated successfully using plate osteosynthesis.

Keyword

Fracture; Humerus; Shaft; Wakeboarding
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