Which physical findings are characteristic of inferior shoulder dislocation?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Sharon R Wilson, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Inferior (luxatio erecta) shoulder dislocation (0.5% of ED dislocations) [19] :

  • Arm is fully abducted with elbow commonly flexed on or behind head.

  • Humeral head may be palpable on the lateral chest wall.


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