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Vascular Arterial damage in fracture surgical neck of humerus!

Which artery gets damaged with axillary nerve when there's fracture to surgical neck of humerus?
Kaplan says posterior circumflex artery
while UW says it's anterior circumflex artery
according to wikipedia and Google its posterior circumflex!

Any on has any idea??
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Its posterior circumflex humeral artery.
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Both of them!
In fact it's the same vessel, it starts as posterior circumflex humeral and then turns around to be named anterior circumflex humeral artery which gives off a branch to the head of the humerus and therefore there's risk of avascular necrosis with fractures of proximal humerus.

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