Inferior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
X-ray

Humeral head is inferiorly dislocated. No fracture identified. Note humeral alignment parallel to the chest wall. 

X-ray

Post reduction

Normal glenohumeral joint alignment on post reduction x-rays. Small Hill-Sachs lesion anteriorly. 

Case Discussion

Inferior shoulder dislocations are rare when compared to anterior, and even posterior shoulder dislocations. 

This case is a little unusual in that it lacks the classic overhead fixed abduction deformity, although this appearance has been reported in the literature 1

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Case information

rID: 45991
Case created: 16th Jun 2016
Last edited: 16th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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