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Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation Types

  • Nick G. LasanianosEmail author
  • Michalis Panteli
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Abstract

The shoulder joint is the one with the greatest range of motion in the body, and as a result is particularly susceptible to subluxations or dislocations. Approximately half of major joint dislocations seen in emergency departments are of the shoulder. Shoulder dislocations may be Anterior (Fig. 10.1), which are the most common, Posterior (Fig. 10.2) or Inferior (Fig. 10.3) [1, 2].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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