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Arm Fractures

By Danielle Campagne, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of San Francisco - Fresno

Arm fractures include

  • Shoulder fractures, which occur near the top end of the upper arm bone (humerus—see Upper Arm Fractures)

  • Elbow fractures, which occur at the lower end of the upper arm bone or upper end of either bone in the forearm (radius or ulna—see Elbow Fractures)

  • Wrist fractures, which occur in the lower end of either bone in the forearm (usually the radius—see Wrist Fractures)