Arm Fracture

What Is It?

Published: March, 2019

When a bone breaks or cracks, the injury is called a fracture.

In the arm, a fracture most often occurs in the long and slender shaft of one of the three arm bones. The three arm bones are the humerus, radius and ulna.

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