Luxatio erecta humeri with neurovascular compromise: inferior glenohumeral dislocation illustrating associated injuries.

Abstract

Luxatio erecta humeri (LEH) is a rare type of shoulder dislocation in which the humeral head becomes trapped beneath the glenoid. Patients present with the arm in a fixed hyperabducted position. LEH is estimated to occur in 0.5% of all shoulder dislocations, most often caused by trauma and has a significant association with local bone, ligament and less frequently neurovascular injury. We present a case with initial neurovascular compromise and sustained neurological impairment at long-term follow-up. Urgent closed reduction is advocated and subsequent treatment is dependent on associated injuries.

DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2016-217120

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@article{Owen2016LuxatioEH, title={Luxatio erecta humeri with neurovascular compromise: inferior glenohumeral dislocation illustrating associated injuries.}, author={David Owen and Mithun Nambiar and Peter Francis Moore and Malcolm C. Thomas}, journal={BMJ case reports}, year={2016}, volume={2016} }