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, cilt.125, sa.7, ss.499-502, 2005 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 125 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00402-005-0830-6
  • Dergi Adı: Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.499-502


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.