Anterior glenohumeral joint dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Dai Roberts


Recurrent shoulder dislocations. Reduction attempted, ? reduced

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

The shoulder is dislocated, with anterior dislocation of the humeral head relative to the glenoid, in keeping with an anterior glenohumeral joint dislocation.  No fracture evident on this single Y view.

Case Discussion

Glenohumeral dislocations can be anterior or posterior and the Y view can aid in the differentiation.  Associated bony Bankart and Hill-Sach defects should be also assessed for.  

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Case information

rID: 80396
Published: 22nd Jul 2020
Last edited: 24th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: St. Paul's Hospital

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