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Where would a fracture in the shaft of a bone break?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Mid portion

"long bones" like the humerus radius ulna metacarpals phalanges femur tibia fibula and metatarsals join with other bones at each end ( or terminate the digit like the toe or distal phalanges of the hand).
The "shaft " is the portion of a long bone that connect each end.. It is in the middle.

In brief: Mid portion

"long bones" like the humerus radius ulna metacarpals phalanges femur tibia fibula and metatarsals join with other bones at each end ( or terminate the digit like the toe or distal phalanges of the hand).
The "shaft " is the portion of a long bone that connect each end.. It is in the middle.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Middle of the bone

The shaft, or diaphysis, of the bone is basically the middle of the bone.
A fracture in the shaft of the bone is in the middle fo the bone. The fracture can be closed or open, transverse, oblique, or spiral, or simple or comminuted.

In brief: Middle of the bone

The shaft, or diaphysis, of the bone is basically the middle of the bone.
A fracture in the shaft of the bone is in the middle fo the bone. The fracture can be closed or open, transverse, oblique, or spiral, or simple or comminuted.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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