What are the possible complications of shoulder dislocations?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The most common complication of attempted closed reduction of a posterior shoulder dislocation is a humeral fracture. Acute redislocation may also occur. Complications of the dislocation itself include the following:

Inferior dislocation

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