Infected Hematoma in the Setting of Nonoperatively Treated Proximal Humerus Fracture

Travis D. Blood, Kalpit N. Shah, Andrew P. Thome, Peter K. Mansuripur, Christopher T. Born, E. Scott Paxton

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E0035
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


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