Opposite-direction bilateral fracture dislocation of the shoulders after an electric shock.

Ozer H., Baltaci G., Selek H., Turanli S.

Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, vol.125, no.7, pp.499-502, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00402-005-0830-6
  • Journal Name: Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.499-502
  • Keywords: dislocation, electric shock, fracture, humerus, shoulder


Injuries after an electric shock, such as dermal burns, motor and sensory nerve deficits, fractures and dislocations, are reported in the literature. Posterior dislocation of the shoulder after electric-shock is the common musculoskeletal injury. Bilateral dislocation, either anterior or posterior, is rarely seen and reported. We report a case of bilateral shoulder fracture dislocation in opposite directions following an electric-shock and discuss the mechanism, the diagnosis and the treatment.