Epidemiologic features of humeral fractures.

@article{Rose1982EpidemiologicFO,
  title={Epidemiologic features of humeral fractures.},
  author={Steven C. Rose and Lee Joseph Melton and Bernard F. Morrey and Duane M. Ilstrup and B. Lawrence Riggs},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1982},
  volume={168},
  pages={
          24-30
        }
}
Five hundred sixty-four Rochester, Minnesota, residents had a total of 586 humeral fractures during the period from 1965 to 1974. Of these, 47% involved the proximal humerus, and 20% the humeral shaft, and 33% the distal humerus. The incidence of humeral fractures associated with severe trauma was relatively higher among children and young adults, and distal humeral fractures predominated. Among the elderly, however, proximal humeral fractures associated with moderate trauma were most common… CONTINUE READING
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