An unusual case of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations.
A 23-year-old man was transported to a trauma center after injuring himself while snowboarding. He presented with bilateral shoulder pain and associated deformity to both shoulders. His exam was otherwise unremarkable, and his x-rays confirmed bilateral shoulder dislocations. Cunningham and external rotation without sedation and analgesia techniques were unsuccessful even with local anesthesia to the joint. Subsequent bilateral reduction was successful with moderate sedation using the Milch technique. Simultaneous anterior bilateral shoulder dislocations are rare and providers may need to adjust their techniques to accommodate this unusual presentation.
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Park, T. D., Enyart, J. M., Goyke, T. E., & Greenberg, M. R. (2017). An unusual case of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations. Radiology Case Reports, 13(1), 197-199. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2017.09.030
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents