Document Type: CASE REPORT

Authors

1 Shohada Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran

2 Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran

3 Ostad Shahriyar Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran

4 Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Iowa, USA

Abstract

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
accident.
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

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