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A case of neglected bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation: a rare entity with unusual mechanism of injury.

Choulapalle R, Chokkarapu R, Kolluri RK, Anne SR, Perumal SR, Avadhanam PK, Bheemanathuni R - Case Rep Orthop (2015)

Bottom Line: Bilateral shoulder dislocations are rare, and if they occurred, posterior type of dislocations is common.Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations are very rare and occur due to trauma with unique mechanism of injury.We report a case of unreduced simultaneous bilateral anterior dislocations of shoulder without associated fractures in a forty-year-old man following a unique mechanism of injury; both hands of the patient were pulled from either side.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana 505001, India.

ABSTRACT
Bilateral shoulder dislocations are rare, and if they occurred, posterior type of dislocations is common. Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations are very rare and occur due to trauma with unique mechanism of injury. We report a case of unreduced simultaneous bilateral anterior dislocations of shoulder without associated fractures in a forty-year-old man following a unique mechanism of injury; both hands of the patient were pulled from either side. To the best of our knowledge, this unusual mechanism of injury has not been reported in the literature.

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Radiographs of left anterior dislocation of shoulder (preoperative and postoperative).
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fig2: Radiographs of left anterior dislocation of shoulder (preoperative and postoperative).

Mentions: Old unreduced dislocations are difficult to reduce by closed methods because of soft tissue contractures, fibrous tissue in the glenoid cavity, retracted rotator cuff muscle, iatrogenic fractures, and neurovascular damage. Left shoulder was operated on six weeks back. Soft tissue release and open reduction of the head into glenoid cavity was done through deltopectoral approach and secured with k-wires (Figure 2).


A case of neglected bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation: a rare entity with unusual mechanism of injury.

Choulapalle R, Chokkarapu R, Kolluri RK, Anne SR, Perumal SR, Avadhanam PK, Bheemanathuni R - Case Rep Orthop (2015)

Radiographs of left anterior dislocation of shoulder (preoperative and postoperative).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: Radiographs of left anterior dislocation of shoulder (preoperative and postoperative).
Mentions: Old unreduced dislocations are difficult to reduce by closed methods because of soft tissue contractures, fibrous tissue in the glenoid cavity, retracted rotator cuff muscle, iatrogenic fractures, and neurovascular damage. Left shoulder was operated on six weeks back. Soft tissue release and open reduction of the head into glenoid cavity was done through deltopectoral approach and secured with k-wires (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Bilateral shoulder dislocations are rare, and if they occurred, posterior type of dislocations is common.Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations are very rare and occur due to trauma with unique mechanism of injury.We report a case of unreduced simultaneous bilateral anterior dislocations of shoulder without associated fractures in a forty-year-old man following a unique mechanism of injury; both hands of the patient were pulled from either side.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana 505001, India.

ABSTRACT
Bilateral shoulder dislocations are rare, and if they occurred, posterior type of dislocations is common. Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations are very rare and occur due to trauma with unique mechanism of injury. We report a case of unreduced simultaneous bilateral anterior dislocations of shoulder without associated fractures in a forty-year-old man following a unique mechanism of injury; both hands of the patient were pulled from either side. To the best of our knowledge, this unusual mechanism of injury has not been reported in the literature.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus