Breakage in the bone of arm (humerus) is quite common and generally results from injury. It is also a site of pathological fractures especially in elderly individuals.
Characteristics of Humerus (Arm Bone) Fracture:
Cause: Fall on an outstretched upper limb OR direct trauma/blow on arm OR forceful twisting of arm OR blunt injury/bending forces
Symptoms: Pain, loss of shoulder/arm function, swelling, deformity and bruising
Treatment: Undisplaced fractures of humerus are managed by non-surgical treatment including immobilization by splint, brace. But rest of the fractures require surgery to reduce the bone and restore mobility so that patients can return to normal activity.