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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-78

Posterior fracture dislocation of shoulder with anatomical neck fracture

1 Department of Orthopedics, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Yashwant Singh Tanwar
Department of Orthopedics, Apollo Hospital, H NO. 299, Pocket B, DDA Flats, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_42_18

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Posterior fracture dislocation of anatomical neck of humerus is a rare injury and possesses challenges in management due to the scarcity of literature and absence of any recommended guidelines for such injuries. Treatment options available are internal fixation and hemiarthroplasty depending on injury pattern, duration of injury, bone stock available for secure fixation, and vascularity of the head fragment. We present a case report of posterior fracture dislocation of anatomical neck humerus in a 35-year-old male patient treated by open reduction and internal fixation by deltopectoral approach. This case report is unique as the fixation method (Herbert screws) used in this case resulted in a good functional outcome and has not been described previously in literature for this injury pattern.

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