Antero-inferior dislocation of gleno-humeral joint

Case contributed by Subash Thapa
Diagnosis certain


Unable to move right shoulder with numbness and pain of the right hand, upon waking from a disturbing nightmare

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Antero-inferior displacement of the right humeral head with loss of normal semilunar appearance (half overlap) between humeral head and the glenoid.

Image after relocation:

Humeral head in the glenoid fossa with normal semilunar appearance between re-located humeral head and the glenoid. No bony injury.

Case Discussion

The patient has a history of recurrent shoulder dislocation.

The dislocated humeral head was relocated under anesthesia.

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