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The GAMC Orthopedic Center - Fractures

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Clavicle Fractures A fracture of the clavicle causes pain and swelling in the collarbone area. Download a printable PDF
Distal Radius (Wrist) Fractures A distal radius fracture is usually caused by a fall on the outstretched hand. There is immediate pain and swelling in the wrist. Download a printable PDF
Finger Fractures Many finger fractures occur due to crushing or wrenching the finger away from the palm. There is usually immediate pain and swelling. Download a printable PDF
Forearm Fractures A fracture of the forearm causes pain and swelling in the forearm. Download a printable PDF
Humerus Shaft Fractures A fracture of the humeral shaft causes pain in the upper arm. You will probably not be able to raise the arm and the arm will have a tendency to flop and bend. Download a printable PDF
Metacarpal Fractures of the Hand A metacarpal fracture can occur in a multitude of ways: a fall on the outstretched hand, a crushing injury, or hitting an object with your fist. Download a printable PDF
Olecranon (Elbow) Fractures An olecranon fracture is usually caused by a fall directly on the elbow. There is immediate pain in the elbow area. Download a printable PDF
Proximal Humerus(Shoulder) Fractures A fracture of the proximal humerus causes pain in the shoulder area. You will probably not be able to raise the arm. There is usually bleeding into the tissues around the shoulder. Download a printable PDF
Radial Head (Elbow)Fractures A radial head fracture is usually caused by a fall on the outstretched hand. The force is transferred from the hand through the forearm to the elbow. Download a printable PDF
Thumb Metacarpal Fractures A thumb metacarpal fracture can occur in a multitude of ways: a fall on the outstretched hand, a crushing injury or suffering and injury that wrenches the thumb away from the palm. Download a printable PDF

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