Season 7 Case 3

Season 7 Case 3

History: Shoulder pain


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Case 3 Answer

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Answer: Posterior shoulder dislocation

because posterior dislocations are generally straight backwards, they can be difficult to notice on the frontal exams if you aren’t looking for them. Here we see:

absent external rotation

loss of normal glenohumeral overlap

widened glenohumeral joint

light bulb sign-ish?

But always note when the frontal views show both humeral heads in either external rotation (anterior dislocation) or internal rotation (posterior dislocation).