Irreducible acute anterior shoulder dislocation

Int J Clin Pract. 2004 Dec;58(12):1184-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2004.00132.x.


Irreducible acute anterior dislocation of the shoulder has rarely been reported in the literature. This report describes a shoulder dislocation in a patient, which required open disimpaction of the humeral head from the glenoid before reduction of the glenohumeral dislocation could be achieved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Humerus / diagnostic imaging
  • Humerus / surgery
  • Male
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Shoulder Dislocation / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Dislocation / surgery*
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome