Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
FONSECA GARCIA, Héctor et al. Previous dislocation and fracture of the right shoulder with posterior dislocation of the elbow: a case report. AMC [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 77-82. ISSN 1025-0255.
Introduction: dislocation and fracture of shoulder and dislocation of elbow are described but is very unusual when they are concomitant and on the same side of the body. Clinical case: a case of a 45-year-old, male patient who was treated in the service of Traumatology at the University Hospital Martín Chang Puga from Nuevitas, presenting dislocation and fracture of the right shoulder and dislocation of the elbow on the same side of the body due to a car accident. Urgent manual reduction of both dislocations and radiological control, with satisfactory results took place. The elbow was immobilized with a backboard plaster splint and a Velpeau´s bandage for the shoulder. The immobilization devise of the elbow was removed after three weeks and that of the shoulder after six. Subsequently began rehabilitation, and great results were obtained with both joints and the upper limb functions. Conclusions: the immediate action against this type of injury, with adequate reduction, immobilization and rehabilitation enables a favorable prognosis and good recovery.
Palabras llave : SHOULDER DISLOCATION; SHOULDER FRACTURES; IMMOBILIZATION; ELBOW [injuries]; CASE STUDIES.