Nonoperative Management

Treatment Fractured Humerus

The biomechanics of the humerus and its surrounding tissues make it readily reducible. The free movement of the scapulohumeral joint minimizes torsional stresses through the bone, making rigid immobilization unnecessary for proper healing (3). In addition, the humerus acts mostly as a lever, with little or no weight-bearing function or compressive forces. The influence of gravity places the fracture fragments in a physiologically dependent position, which facilitates reduction (3). Many...