Title

Axillary Arterial Entrapment and Brachial Plexus Injury Due to Proximal Humeral Fracture

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-2013

Abstract

Proximal humeral fractures are an exceedingly rare cause of axillary arterial and brachial plexus injury. Neurovascular damage due to these injuries may threaten limb loss. Clinical presentation of these injuries may vary, therefore, a high index of suspicion is essential. The following case report describes a patient involved in a motor vehicle crash with an occult presentation of axillary arterial entrapment and associated brachial plexus trauma due to a proximal humeral fracture. The patient underwent prompt surgical intervention.

DOI

10.1016/j.injury.2013.05.010