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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Feb 20;2014. pii: bcr2013202156. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202156.

Posterior shoulder dislocation while lifting weights: a missed diagnosis.

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Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, UK.

Abstract

We present a case of a 24-year-old man who suffered acute shoulder pain and subsequent inability to move his arm while lifting weights in the bench-press position. He attended A&E where he was examined and X-rays were performed. He was diagnosed with presumed pectoralis major tendon rupture and was discharged to fracture clinic the following day with analgesia. On review in clinic he was found to have a posterior shoulder dislocation and was taken to theatre for relocation under anaesthesia. This case report examines the mechanism, investigations and management of posterior shoulder dislocation.

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24557475
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PMC3931980
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10.1136/bcr-2013-202156
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