Anterior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Living at home alone. Fall in kitchen. Painful and deformed left shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
X-ray

Anteromedial dislocation of the humeral head with respect to the glenoid.

No fracture.

Case Discussion

Anterior shoulder dislocation accounts for more than 95% of all shoulder dislocations.

A few elements

1. Orthogonal (2 views) a must.

2. Check for an associated fracture.

3. Don't miss additional pathology in your satisfaction of search.

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