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Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

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Chris Colton

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Extraarticular, simple, transverse

This fracture type is classified by the AO/OTA as 13A2.3.

These are transverse fractures of the distal humeral metaphysis.

The typical patient with this fracture is an elderly woman with osteoporotic bone. Articular involvement may be present, but may not be obvious on the initial x-rays.