Bipolar Dislocation of the Arm (Shoulder And Elbow): About One Case in an African Teaching Hospital
DA Songahir Christophe1, Korsaga Alexandre1, Tinto Sayouba1, Sawadogo Mamoudou2, *, Kafando Hamado1, Ouedraogo Anatole Jean Innocent3, Zeida Charles1, Keita Namori1, Tall Mohamed1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 147
Last Page: 152
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-12-147
Article History:Received Date: 22/02/2018
Revision Received Date: 15/03/2018
Acceptance Date: 16/03/2018
Electronic publication date: 30/03/2018
Collection year: 2018
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We report an exceptional clinical case of an ipsilateral dislocation fracture of the shoulder and right elbow, realizing a “swinging arm”. Following a violent road accident, patient S.I, a 43-year-old left-handed sports educator, presented with an antero-medial shoulder dislocation fracture and a posterolateral ipsilateral elbow fracture-dislocation. The reduction in urgency, followed by the orthopedic compression by Mayo Clinic and functional rehabilitation, allowed obtaining a good result after seven months. The ipsilateral bipolar dislocation of the shoulder and elbow is an exceptional lesional entity. Its adequate care in emergency makes it possible to obtain good anatomical and functional results.