Anterior shoulder dislocation
Awkward fall onto the left shoulder with subsequent pain and deformity.
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Anteromedial dislocation of the humeral head in relation to the glenoid.
No fracture or bony Bankart lesion.
Anterior dislocation of the shoulder is far the commonest, representing more than 95% of all shoulder dislocations.
It the context of trauma is is essential orthogonal views are acquired to assess for dislocation and the associated concerns of fracture, a Hill-Sacs deformity, bony Bankart abnormality and rarely a lipohaemarthrosis. This comprises an AP view with either a axial, modified axial or Y view as patient circumstances dictate.
Post-reduction films are also undertaken to confirm restoration of the normal anatomical position.