Luxatio Erecta(Inferior Shoulder Dislocation): Emergency Medicine Recognition and Management
LuxatioErecta, a specific term for inferior glenohumeral dislocation, is a rare condition, estimated to occur in 1 out of 200 (0.5%) of all glenohumeral joint shoulder dislocations. It is also very commonly associated with neurovascular injury.In addition, it comes with a classic presentation- the arm held “erect” in a fully abducted position. Thus, diagnosis can be conducted from the doorway of an exam room. In this case report we present a case of inferior shoulder dislocation which is a rae case discussing its recognition and management in the emergency department
Keywords:luxatio erecta, inferior shoulder dislocation, emergency medicine, management
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