Document Type: CASE REPORT
Shohada Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
Ostad Shahriyar Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Iowa, USA
Intrathoracic displacement of the humeral head is a very uncommon condition and can be life threatening due to lung
or heart injuries. There is a report of this condition where intrathoracic bone fragment was missed. Because of rare
incidence there is no guideline for approach and treatment of this condition.
We hereby present a case of intrathoracic displacement of fractured humeral head in a man due to a car roll-over
This condition requires a concise team workup of trauma and orthopedic surgeons along with the physical therapists
for the best possible decision making.
Displaced fractured humoral head into the thorax is a rare condition that needs more punctuality for on time diagnosis
and team approach.
Level of evidence: V