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Medicina dello Sport 2018 December;71(4):636-41

DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.18.03393-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

A spiral fracture of the humeral shaft due to arm wrestling

Mehmet C. DEMIR 1 , Aslı B. İPEK 2, Yasemin ÖZDAMAR 2, Mehmet A. KARACA 2

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Bafra State Hospital, Samsun, Turkey; 2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


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Fracture of the humerus due to arm wrestling are rare injuries. A bodybuilder man presented to the Emergency Department with right arm pain complaint and fracture of the humerus during the arm wrestling was diagnosed and was treated by open reduction and internal fixation.


KEY WORDS: Arm wrestling - Humeral fractures - Hospital emergency service

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