Superior shoulder suspensory complex fracture dislocation case report

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Lidgett, T., Bate, E. and Pittock, L. 2017. Superior shoulder suspensory complex fracture dislocation case report. Radiography. 23 (3), pp. e68-e71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.002
AuthorsLidgett, T., Bate, E. and Pittock, L.
Abstract

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.

Year2017
JournalRadiography
Journal citation23 (3), pp. e68-e71
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1078-8174
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.03.002
Publication dates
Online22 Mar 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Mar 2017
Accepted03 Mar 2017
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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