Which factors have been associated with clinically significant fractures in shoulder dislocations?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Clinical factors that have been associated with clinically significant fractures include first episode, patient age exceeding 40 years, or involvement in selected mechanisms of injury (ie, fall from more than one flight of stairs, fight or assault, and motor vehicle collision). [17] Some argue that prereduction films are necessary only in patients who have one or more of these risk factors, especially those patients aged 40 years and older. [18]


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