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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-88

Brachial plexopathy, whiplash injury, and fracture humerus: An unhappy triad

Department of Orthopaedics, Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Pradeep K Singh
Department of Orthopaedics, Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Sawangi (M), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.173478

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Clinical picture of brachial plexopathy may be overlapped by concomitant presence of ipsilateral fracture of humerus. Compound fracture of proximal shaft of humerus in high-energy road traffic accident may completely mask the feature of brachial plexus injury, especially when a patient is under the influence of alcohol. We are reporting a case that sustained compound fracture of proximal shaft of humerus with missed brachial plexus injury which was evident 3 weeks after the trauma. The best of clinical services can lead to excellent functional outcome but cannot avoid medico-legal consequences.

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