Inferior subluxation of the humerus
Patient suffered drug overdose and was subsequentially rolled onto her side with her arm underneath in a fixed flexed position for roughly 25 hours
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There is an inferior subluxation of the proximal humeral head to the glenoid.
Inferior subluxation of the humeral head is known as 'drooping' shoulder, the aetiology of such an injury varies from trauma to postoperative complications 1.
It is critical to differentiate this pathology from a genuine fracture dislocation of the shoulder.
- 1. Laskin RS, Schreiber S. Inferior subluxation of the humeral head: the drooping shoulder. Radiology. 1971;98 (3): 585-6. doi:10.1148/98.3.585 - Pubmed citation