Humerus Fracture Healing Using Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Keywords:humerus fracture, mid-shaft, chinese medicine, TCM
Cases of mid-shaft humerus fracture are often managed conservatively. However, poor fracture healing is not uncommon and often require surgical intervention with equivocal prognosis and may result in complications such as radial nerve injury and nonunion. We report a case of successful healing of mid-shaft humerus fracture using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The principles of fracture management in TCM is very different from conventional orthopaedics utilizing light immobilization, active joint exercise and herbal agents that promote bone healing. This case report illustrates the potential role of traditional Chinese medicine in humerus fracture management.
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