Fracture-dislocation of humeral head with intrathoracic displacement.

Abstract

Intrathoracic displacement of fractured head of the humerus is a very rare injury. We describe a case of such injury in a 48-old-year lady who presented after a simple fall. She required chest drainage and a thoracotomy to remove the head of the humerus. She subsequently had shoulder hemiarthroplasty with a good outcome. 
DOI: 10.1177/0218492311421450

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