Anterior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard
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Case Discussion

Anterior shoulder dislocation is by far the most common type of dislocation of the shoulder, and one of the most common joint dislocations anywhere in the body. It usually results from forced abduction, external rotation and extension.

Anterior dislocations can be further divided according to where the humeral head comes to lie:

  • subcoracoid - most common
  • subglenoid
  • subclavicular
  • intrathoracic - very rare
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Case information

rID: 2697
Published: 15th May 2008
Last edited: 24th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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