Proximal humerus fracture dislocation leading to axillary artery injury in an young adult :Case report of An unusual presentation.

trikha, Vivek and Palanisamy, Jeya venkatesh and V, Aruljothi and *, Arkesh M. and Das, Saubhik (2017) Proximal humerus fracture dislocation leading to axillary artery injury in an young adult :Case report of An unusual presentation. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 8 (suppl). pp. 62-66. ISSN 0976-5662

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Abstract

Proximal humerus fractures constitute five percent of all fracture cases. Though rare, severely comminuted proximal humerus fractures can cause injury to neurovascular structure. Majority of these injuries reported in literature were in elderly age group from low velocity injury owing to loss of elasticity of vessel wall. We report a case of proximal humerus fracture dislocation associated with axillary artery injury in a young male due to fall of heavy iron object. Timely exploration and removal of impinging bone fragment restored the blood supply. The purpose of this report is to heighten the clinical suspicion of the vascular injury in patients with proximal humerus fracture dislocations in all age groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: proximal humerus; fracture; vascular injury; young adult
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 07:12
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 07:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152008

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