Case: Two patients presented with infections of their recent proximal humerus fracture sites. These immunocompromised patients were being treated nonoperatively for their proximal humerus fractures; however, both were taken to the operating room for surgical debridement. Conclusions: These 2 cases demonstrate the need for further investigation into infection of closed fracture sites. Attention should be paid to immunocompromised patients who present with proximal humerus fractures, especially displaced 2-part surgical neck fractures with anterior deltoid injury and subsequent hematoma formation. These patients may develop an infection with potential rapid progression to life-threatening septic shock.
|Journal||JBJS case connector|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2019|