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Humerus Shaft Fracture in a Wakeboarder
Korean J Sports Med 2017;35:210-213
Published online December 1, 2017;
© 2017 The Korean Society of Sports Medicine.

Tae-Hoon Kim1, Sung-Hyun Kim2, Ji-Won Kim3, Jae-Sung Yoo2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Cheonan Medical Center, Cheonan, Departments of 2Orthopedic Surgery and 3Emergency Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae-Sung Yoo
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, 201 Manghyang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
Tel: +82-41-550-3060, Fax: +82-41-556-3238
Received October 24, 2017; Revised October 31, 2017; Accepted November 1, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Humerus shaft fracture is a frequent injury in orthopedic practice and generally occurs through direct or indirect trauma. Indirect trauma mechanisms of humerus shaft fractures are mostly related with arm wrestling or throwing activities. Recently, the population enjoying wakeboard are increasing, and the humeral shaft fracture can occur during wakeboarding. We report a case of humerus shaft fracture occurring during wakeboarding trick, which was treated successfully using plate osteosynthesis.
Keywords : Fracture, Humerus, Shaft, Wakeboarding
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