Anterior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


The patient complaining of pain and inability to move the right shoulder for 6 hours after he slipped in the workplace and fell on an outstretched hand. Right shoulder: mild deformity at the shoulder contour, tenderness, and inability to rotate the shoulder joint

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
  • Anterior right shoulder dislocation.
  • No clear fracture is seen. 
  • No lytic or sclerotic lesion is seen. 
  • No bony erosion is seen.

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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