Posterior shoulder dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

MVA.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

The appearance is suggestive of a posterior glenohumeral dislocation with a lightbulb sign on the frontal projection.

The acromioclavicular joint is well aligned and no fracture is evident.

Case Discussion

Posterior shoulder dislocation is far less common that anterior dislocation and classically seen in patients post electrocution or seizures.

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Case information

rID: 35746
Case created: 21st Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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