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European Journal of Trauma

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 308–311 | Cite as

Spiral Fracture of the Humerus Caused by Arm Wrestling

  • Uroš Ahčan
  • Andrej Aleš
  • Jože Završnik
Case Study

Abstract

A case of a displaced spiral fracture of the distal third of the humerus is reported which had occurred during arm wrestling and was treated by open reduction and internal fixation. The possible mechanism of injury and the question of medicolegal responsibility are discussed.

Key Words Muscular violence Human shaft Spiral fracture 

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© Urban & Vogel München 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uroš Ahčan
    • 1
  • Andrej Aleš
    • 2
  • Jože Završnik
    • 2
  1. 1.University Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, SloveniaSI
  2. 2.University Department of Trauma, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, SloveniaSI

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