Splinting: Humerus

Humerus Fracture Management Table

Adult

Fracture Splint Disposition
Proximal Non-emergent, but many need surgery, refer to ortho vs ED consult
Shaft R/o neurovasc injury and compartment syndrome, but many need surgery, refer to ortho vs ED consult
Elbow Fracture (Adult) Long arm posterior splint R/o neurovasc injury and compartment syndrome, but many need surgery, refer to ortho vs ED consult
Olecranon R/o neurovasc injury and compartment syndrome, refer to ortho within 24 hrs

Pediatric

Fracture Splint Disposition
Proximal Non-emergent Ortho follow up
Shaft Non-emergent Ortho f/u
Supracondylar Long Arm Posterior Splint Ortho consult for Type 2 or 3

See Also

Fracture management overview

References