What is the shoulder subluxation following middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Shoulder subluxation has long been used to describe lack of alignment of the humeral head in the glenoid fossa. While inferior subluxation is perhaps the most overt presentation, potential causes are multiple, as are other types of malalignment.


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