Anterior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Unable to move the left shoulder after sustaining a fall.

Patient Data

Age: young adult
Gender: Male

The humeral head is dislocated anteriorly and slightly inferiorly compared to the glenoid.


Control x-rays obtained after repositioning show normal anatomic position of the humeral head.

Case Discussion

Classic presentation of anterior dislocation of the shoulder, not accompanied by bone injury.

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Case information

rID: 55849
Published: 27th Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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