Title

Axillary Artery Injuries After Proximal Fracture of the Humerus

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-1998

Description

Although axillary artery injury occurs frequently with dislocations of the shoulder and fractures of the clavicle, it is rarely associated with fractures of the proximal humerus. If the axillary artery is damaged, prompt recognition and treatment are necessary to salvage the involved extremity.

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