Anatomy for Emergency Medicine 023 – Shoulder: Dislocations

This is a fun one. We all love a good dislocation.

I cannot recommend shoulderdislocation.net enough. Spend some time there, get a room, enjoy the view. There’s some great stuff on there.

If you’re into papers then this one from Neil Cunningham from a few years ago has some great stuff in it.

Here’s a video of the technique in action

Image credits:

Radiopaedia.org: Shoulder dislocation with fracture greater tuberosity

Shoulderdoc.co.uk: Rupture long head biceps.

PS apologies for audio on this one. Levels were set wrong.

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Comments

  1. Great lecture!

  2. cheers caroline

  3. Thanks for the great lecture Andy.
    Is there a risk of entrapping the fractured greater tuberosity during the reduction, if there is such an avulsion injury?

    • Hi ben, cheers for the feedback. I imagine there’s a theoretical risk but then I think you’d just find it an unreducible shoulder and it would have to go to theatre.

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