Bilateral shoulder instability (Hill-Sach's and Bankart's lesions)

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


Recurrent dislocations of bilateral shoulders

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Bilateral Hill-Sach's lesions and Bankart's lesion are seen, with fracture of greater tuberosity on left side.

Bilateral Hill-Sach's defects

Case Discussion

Although theoretically, stability factors are similar, bilateral shoulder instability and actual documentation of recurrent dislocation related injuries in both shoulders is rare. This case shows such an occurence. Traumatic anterior dislocation of both shoulders happened alternately, atleast three times before patient came for MRI

 (Patient is not a sportsperson, and he says he just have some passion for motorcycles!).

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Case information

rID: 18878
Published: 26th Jul 2012
Last edited: 28th Jan 2016
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