Atraumatic Fractures of the Humerus Associated With Throwing Whilst Playing Dodgeball: A Case Series and Review of the Literature


1 Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia



Five patients presented to the emergency department of a tertiary referral teaching hospital with atraumatic fractures of their humerus sustained during a recreational dodgeball tournament.

Case Presentation
The patients were young healthy individuals that described the fracture occurring during the act of throwing.

The causes leading to fracture of the humerus during the act of a throw are discussed and the management strategies utilized.


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