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Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation--a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Dunlop2002BilateralAS,
  title={Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation--a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Colin Dunlop},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          168-70
        }
}
  • C. Dunlop
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Medicine
  • Acta orthopaedica Belgica
Bilateral dislocations of the shoulders are uncommon. Of the cases which do present, the majority are posterior and occur secondary to seizures associated with epilepsy, electrocution and hypoglycaemia. Bilateral anterior dislocations are thought to be very rare. This report describes such a case which occurred following minor trauma in an elderly lady. The literature review which follows would seem to suggest that this may not be as rare as previously thought. 

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