Rui Claro, Ricardo Sousa, Marta Massada, Joaquim Ramos, Jose M Lourenco
Orthopaedic Department of Centro Hospitalar do Porto - Hospital de Santo António, Portugal
Bilateral posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder is a very rare injury. Almost 50% of bilateral posterior dislocations are due to a convulsive seizure, rising to 90% if the dislocations are associated with fractures. Electric shock accounts for less than 5% of bilateral posterior dislocations of the shoulder. A systematization of the clinical and radiological approach, followed by an early diagnosis and proper surgical treatment is essential. Authors report 2 cases of bilateral posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder, one caused by a convulsive seizure and the other by an electric shock. A review of literature and a treatment protocol are also presented.
Orthopaedic Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto - Hospital de Santo António, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4099-001 Porto
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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