Posterior shoulder fracture-dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Motor bike collision.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Comminuted fracture of the proximal humerus with posterior dislocation of the humeral head. 

Modality: CT

Comminuted, displaced and impacted fracture of the proximal left humerus, extending from the anatomical neck to the surgical neck. Posterior dislocation of the humeral head relative to the glenoid cavity (with further locking/impaction). 

Case Discussion

Posterior shoulder fracture-dislocations are rare, and most often result from high energy trauma. The anatomical neck is the most common site of fracture associated with posterior dislocations. 

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Case Information

rID: 46175
Case created: 24th Jun 2016
Last edited: 24th Jun 2016
Tag: ortho
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