Pathologic fractures of the humerus.

  title={Pathologic fractures of the humerus.},
  author={Johnathan Mark Lancaster and L. Andrew Koman and Anthony G. Gristina and G. Roselli della Rovere and Gary G. Poehling and Joseph F. Nicastro and Jennifer Dunne},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={81 1},
In a study of 57 actual or impending pathologic fractures of the humerus in 52 patients with inoperable cancer treated between 1972 and 1982, we retrospectively reviewed the charts for analysis and comparison of the functional result and pain relief afforded by the various treatments used. Function of the extremity and relief of pain were each graded as excellent, good, fair, or poor using a modification of Perez's rating system. Seven pathologic fractures were treated nonoperatively. These… CONTINUE READING