Upper extremity dislocations

Dr Jeremy Jones and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Upper extremity dislocations are relatively common on account of the great range of motion the upper limb is capable of (a general principle is that the greater the range of motion of a joint, the more prone it is to dislocation). In many instances dislocations are associated with fractures either at the same joint (e.g. glenoid fractures in the setting of shoulder dislocation) or remote to the dislocation (e.g. Monteggia fracture dislocation)

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rID: 18130
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Upper limb dislocations
  • Dislocations of the upper limb
  • Dislocations of the upper extremity

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: shoulder dislocation
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  • Case 2: perilunate dislocation 
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  • Case 3: interphalangeal dislocation
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  • Case 4: 5th PIP joint dislocation
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  • Case 5: elbow dislocation
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