Irreducible shoulder dislocation - a word of caution

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2011 Jun;97(4):451-3. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2011.02.004. Epub 2011 Apr 20.

Abstract

Anterior dislocation of shoulder is usually amenable to closed manipulation. Failure to achieve satisfactory reduction can be due to soft tissue or osseous interposition. We report a case of irreducible anterior shoulder dislocation with the interposition of the musculocutaneous nerve. This required open reduction and release of the musculocutaneous nerve; which was found to be further trapped by the torn long head of biceps.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries
  • Ligaments, Articular / surgery
  • Male
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic / adverse effects*
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Trauma / diagnostic imaging
  • Multiple Trauma / surgery
  • Musculocutaneous Nerve / injuries
  • Musculocutaneous Nerve / surgery*
  • Nerve Regeneration / physiology
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Radiography
  • Recovery of Function
  • Shoulder Dislocation / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Dislocation / therapy*
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Joint / injuries
  • Shoulder Joint / surgery*
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / surgery*
  • Treatment Failure
  • Treatment Outcome