Thomas Oliver McCall Marks, BM BSc(Hons), Senior House Officer; Nicola Kim Richmond Kelsall, MBBS MRCS, Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics; Jeremy James Southgate, MBBS FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Bilateral luxatio erecta: Recognition and reduction
Article first published online: 8 AUG 2011
© 2011 The Authors. EMA © 2011 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 510–511, August 2011
How to Cite
Marks, T. O. M., Kelsall, N. K. R. and Southgate, J. J. (2011), Bilateral luxatio erecta: Recognition and reduction. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23: 510–511. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01437.x
- Issue published online: 8 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 8 AUG 2011
- Accepted 25 April 2011
Luxatio erecta is the rarest form of shoulder dislocation, accounting for 0.5% of all glenohumeral dislocations. Bilateral cases are rarer still with only 12 accounts described in medical literature. We describe an unusual case and its management.