Bilateral Shoulder Dislocation

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Bilsel K., SAYAR S., CEYLAN H. H., ERDIL M., Elmadag M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.6, pp.787-789, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1122
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.787-789
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The aim of this case report is to discuss the evaluation of potential complications and treatment options associated with bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation. Material and Method: The data for this rarely encountered case was collected, during the consultation and treatment phases for a 66-year-old female patient who first presented at the emergency department of Bezmiaiem Vakif University Medical Center with restriction of movements in her both shoulders after falling down the stairs in her home. Results: Evaluation of the patient's pre-operative X-rays and computed tomography (CT scan) images and post operative evaluation of the shoulders was achieved using DASH and the Constant shoulder score. Discussion: Osteoporotic elderly patients and their relatives should be informed of possible complications when considering closed reduction of severe glenoid and humeral head fractures. Instead, an associated risk will most likely necessitate open reduction in this patient population after anesthesia has been administered for closed reduction. Hence, obtaining consent and educating the patient about a possibile need for internal fixation and prosthetic joint replacement using surgical implants should be included in the preoperative consultation and treatment planning session before the patient receives sedation.