Irreducible acute anterior shoulder dislocation due to rotator cuff tear and associated fracture of the greater tuberosity: A method of open reduction and rotator cuff repair

Abstract

A 67-year-old man sustained an anterior dislocation of his right shoulder following a fall down the stairs. He attended the Casualty Department 4 days after his injury. On examination he had no neurovascular injury. Radiographs confirmed anteroinferior dislocation of the shoulder with a comminuted fracture of the greater tuberosity (Fig. 1). Two attempts at closed reduction, under sedation, failed in the emergency room using Kocher’s man-

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@inproceedings{Aiyenuro2007IrreducibleAA, title={Irreducible acute anterior shoulder dislocation due to rotator cuff tear and associated fracture of the greater tuberosity: A method of open reduction and rotator cuff repair}, author={Olusegun D. Aiyenuro and Hamid G. Zadeh}, year={2007} }