Opposite-direction bilateral fracture dislocation of the shoulders after an electric shock

Ozer H., Baltaci G., Selek H., Turanli S.

ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, vol.125, no.7, pp.499-502, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Injuries after an electric shock, such as dermal burns, motor and sensory nerve deficits, fractures and dislocations, are reported in the literature. Posterior dislocation of the shoulder after electric-shock is the common musculoskeletal injury. Bilateral dislocation, either anterior or posterior, is rarely seen and reported. We report a case of bilateral shoulder fracture dislocation in opposite directions following an electric-shock and discuss the mechanism, the diagnosis and the treatment.