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Injuries of Upper Limb

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Malunion fracture shaft humerus is well accepted because of all the following reasons except



A Multiaxial movement of the shoulder will mask many of the effects of the malunion.

B Because of the thick soft tissue cover around the arm malunion would not be visible hence cosmetically acceptable.

C Malunion with shortening would be acceptable because it would not be obvious as in the lower limb where small amount of shortening would cause a limp.

D Malunion would cause myositis ossificans at the elbow which would mask the defect higher up.

Ans. D

Malunion would cause myositis ossificans at the elbow which would mask the defect higher up.

Myositis ossificans as a direct complication of malunion is unheard of. Rare possibility of myositis at elbow is possible after massages for fracture humerus.

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