Shoulder fracture dislocation with lipohaemarthrosis

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Fall onto right side of chest while intoxicated

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Anterior-inferior dislocation of right shoulder joint with displaced fracture of the greater tuberosity and a fat-fluid level in the subacromial region indicating lipohaemarthrosis. 

Case Discussion

Anterior shoulder dislocation complicated by greater tuberosity fracture. Nice example of a lipohaemarthrosis seen as a perfectly straight horizontal fat-fluid level in the subacromial region. 

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Case information

rID: 36493
Case created: 26th Apr 2015
Last edited: 24th Apr 2017
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