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J Accid Emerg Med. 1995 September; 12(3): 222–224.
PMCID: PMC1342490

Thrower's fracture: a comparison of two presentations of a rare fracture.


We report two similar rare types of fracture of the lower end of the humerus sustained in fit young adults while throwing a ball. Both cases were seen within 1 week in a busy accident and emergency (A&E) department. The types of fracture in each case are unusual and, in the past, have been attributed to fatigue or to a repetitive strain pattern.

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