Intrathoracic fracture-dislocation of the humeral head. Is removal of the humeral head necessary?
- 1Department of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
- 2Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
- Correspondence to Dr Simon Rajendran,
We present a case of a 68-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath and right shoulder pain after falling down a flight of stairs. Chest x-ray revealed multiple rib fractures and a large haemothorax on the right side (figure 1A). x-Ray of the humerus showed a complex fracture of the surgical neck of the humerus with …