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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 1 ( April, 2013 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Open management of neglected inferior dislocation of the shoulder with proximal humeral fracture in an adolescent

Shabir A Dhar, Sharief Ahmed Wani, Tahir Ahmed Dar, Shahid Hussain, Reyaz Ahmed Dar, Abdul Rouf Malik

Keywords : Fracture, Inferior dislocation, Bone shortening

Citation Information : Dhar SA, Wani SA, Dar TA, Hussain S, Dar RA, Malik AR. Open management of neglected inferior dislocation of the shoulder with proximal humeral fracture in an adolescent. 2013; 8 (1):53-55.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-012-0151-6

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Abstract

Neglected dislocation of the shoulder is a rare condition with some cases of anterior and posterior dislocation being reported. We report a case with a fracture dislocation of the proximal humerus with the dislocated head lying inferior to the glenoid. We also report on the surgical management of a case with this extremely rare condition which required shortening of the distal fragment to reduce tissue tension.


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