By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

November 19, 2019

Arm Wrestling Humeral Shaft Fracture

I’m taking “The Basics of Trauma Surgery” course offered as a MOOC by the Technische Universität München (TUM), which is being taught by Professor Peter Biberthaler, MD.

In the course, one of his patients presents with a humeral shaft fracture sustained while arm wrestling. The humerus is the bone in your upper arm that connects your shoulder and elbow and the fact that it can be broken by arm wrestling surprised me.

The patient’s AO classification A2 fracture (slightly severe simple fracture without fragmentation) was repaired surgically using a rod and nails.

According to Dr. Biberthaler, humeral shaft fractures tend to have two peak age ranges, “One among young men following high speed trauma and one among older, female patients following minimal trauma and fractures linked to osteoporosis.”

腕相撲上腕骨幹骨折

ドイツのTechnische Universität München (TUM)Peter Biberthaler医学博士が教える「 The Basics of Trauma Surgery(外傷外科の基本)」のコースを受けている。

そのコースの中には外科部門に腕相撲により上腕骨幹骨折をした患者が現れる。腕相撲で折れたには驚いたが、教授の診断雰囲気ではよくある怪我の印象を受けた。ネット検索で調べたら腕相撲の珍しくない怪我と分かった。

患者のAO仕分に応じるA2骨折(破砕のない中程度の単純骨折)は棒と釘を使って手術で治療した。

Biberthaler教授によると、上腕骨幹骨折には2つのピーク年齢幅がある:「一つは若い男性の高速外傷から発生するものと、もう一つは最小外傷による骨粗しょう症に伴う高齢女性のものがある」。

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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