Luxatio erecta humeri with neurovascular compromise: Inferior glenohumeral dislocation illustrating associated injuries

David Owen, Mithun Nambiar, Peter Moore, Malcolm Thomas

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Abstract

Luxatio erecta humeri (LEH) is a rare type of shoulder dislocation in which the humeral head becomes trapped beneath the glenoid. Patients present with the arm in a fixed hyperabducted position. LEH is estimated to occur in 0.5% of all shoulder dislocations, most often caused by trauma and has a significant association with local bone, ligament and less frequently neurovascular injury. We present a case with initial neurovascular compromise and sustained neurological impairment at long-term follow-up. Urgent closed reduction is advocated and subsequent treatment is dependent on associated injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number217120
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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