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Current Issue - March 2012, Volume 6, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Ipsilateral Shoulder and Elbow Dislocation: A Case Report


Simultaneous ipsilateral shoulder and elbow joint dislocation is a rare injury. In most reported cases, shoulder joint dislocation was missed and diagnosed at a later time. We present the case of a 30-year-old male who dislocated his ipsilateral shoulder and elbow joint following a motor vehicle accident. Keeping a high index of suspicion, radiographs of both joints were obtained. Under general anaesthesia, the elbow joint was reduced before the shoulder joint. In the final follow up after 1.5 years, the patient had returned to his occupation and enjoyed a full range of motion. The purpose of this report is to describe a very rare injury and to emphasise the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion in such cases.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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