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Accidental Fracture

05/11/2007

Question:

An infant suffered a spiral fracture of the left humerus. What are the possible ways this could have been accidental?

Answer:

Spiral fractures are caused by a twisting of the arm.  Unfortunately, I cannot answer your question with any more specificity.

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Response by:

Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati