Superior shoulder suspensory complex fracture dislocation case report

Lidgett, T., Bate, E. and Pittock, L. (2017) Superior shoulder suspensory complex fracture dislocation case report. Radiography, 23 (3). e68-e71. ISSN 1078-8174.

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Background: Acromioclavicular joint dislocation can be more complex than it first appears. The presented case had an unusual combination of injuries to the superior shoulder suspensory complex, which yielded some interesting learning points.

Case summary: The injuries were sustained after a fall from a push bike and included acromioclavicular dislocation with coracoid process, clavicle and acromion process fractures. These were identified on the initial X-ray examination, which was followed by computed tomography for surgical planning. The injuries were successfully treated by internal fixation.

Conclusion: The unexpected complexity of the injuries could have led to subtle but important findings being overlooked. This case highlights the importance of a thorough search strategy, consideration of injury biomechanics and knowledge of associated injuries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0071 Examination. Diagnosis including radiography
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Lisa Pittock
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 15:34
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 03:36

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