Unstable bilateral simultaneous fracture dislocation of glenohumeral joint
Keywords:glenohumeral joint dislocation, greater tuberosity fracture
Unstable dislocations of the bilateral glenohumeral joint with fractures of both greater tuberosities are very rare. A 48-year-old gentleman sustained a bilateral anterior dislocation of his glenohumeral joint with fractures of the greater tuberosities on both sides after an episode of seizure. Attitude of both shoulders were abducted and externally rotated. Radiological examination revealed the dislocations of bilateral glenohumeral joint and also the fractures of the bilateral greater tuberosities. Closed reduction and shoulder derotation immobilizer was applied. The Reduction was unstable and needed fixation of both sides greater tuberosity with cannulated cancellous screws. Bilateral glenohumeral joint dislocations with bilateral fractures of the greater tuberosities may be unstable needing fixation of greater tuberosity fracture.
Health Renaissance 2014;12(2): pp: 133-136