Anterior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

The patient complaining of pain and inability to move the right shoulder for one hour after he slipped in the bathroom and fell on an outstretched hand. No history of head trauma. Right shoulder: mild deformity at the shoulder contour with. tenderness and inability to rotate the shoulder joint. No history of chronic diseases. Vitally stable.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Anterior dislocation of the right shoulder.

 

Case Discussion

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and this makes it more likely to dislocate. Although the shoulder joint regains its movement within weeks after correcting the dislocation, it becomes easy to repeat the dislocation again (recurrent shoulder dislocation) and avascular necrosis.

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