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ISRN Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 962609, 3 pages
Clinical Study

Humeral Shaft Fractures Secondary to Hand Grenade Throwing

1Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, 42070 Konya, Turkey
2Ankara Ataturk Educational Hospital Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
3Denizli State Hospital Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, 20110 Denizli, Turkey

Received 10 March 2013; Accepted 3 April 2013

Academic Editors: A. Combalía and T. Matsumoto

Copyright © 2013 Bahattin Kerem Aydin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A series of five cases were presented in which similar fractures of the shaft of the humerus occurred during the hand grenade throwing activity during the military education. All the fractures were in the 1/3 distal humeral shaft, and butterfly fragments were accompanying in two soldiers. All the fractures healed without any clinical complications with conservative treatment. The mechanism of the fracture is discussed with reference to the recent literature.