Why did not I see my fracture of the humerus after my fall? Have I been badly cared for?

Author of the answer : Dr Régis GuinandCatégorie : Générale

Shoulder trauma is a common reason for consultation in an emergency department.

However, there is no constant parallelism between the pain level (or functional impotence) and the existence of serious lesions.

X-rays of the shoulder may appear normal immediately after the accident, so we can miss an undisposed fracture (just like the scaphoid bone on the wrist).
This is why caution is to offer joint rest, and in case of persistence to re-consult to 8 10 days a doctor may request additional tests to ensure ‘no lesions …