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Sequelae of an undiagnosed unilateral congenital fixed anterior shoulder dislocation in a 40-year-old female

  • Eugenio SavareseEmail author
  • Roberto Postacchini
  • Cosimo Tudisco
Case Report


Congenital shoulder dislocation is a rare condition. A review of the literature showed that 0.018–0.07% of newborns suffer from shoulder dislocations. There have been only few reports about this entity, clinic and radiologic features, treatment, and etiology of this condition remains unclear. We report a case of undiagnosed unilateral congenital fixed anterior shoulder dislocation in a 40-year-old female, which affected the day quality of life. Pediatrists and orthopaedic surgeons should know this rare condition and the importance of a proper diagnosis in the early childhood when an appropriate treatment could be performed.


Shoulder Anterior dislocation Congenital 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenio Savarese
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Roberto Postacchini
    • 2
  • Cosimo Tudisco
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgeon at San Carlo HospitalPotenzaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of RomeRomeItaly

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