Left Inferior Glenohumeral Dislocation (Shoulder dislocation)
It is very important to develop an algorithm when looking at imaging, ekgs, etc. In my routine evaluation of an xray the last thing I do is look at the bones. In this image if one looks at the left shoulder you can see an inferior glenohumeral dislocation, otherwise known as luxatio erecta. This was read by the attending radiology physician as no traumatic pathology. As the ED physician I had the luxury of knowing the patient couldn’t adduct her arm and it was easily caught on xray.
Author: Russell Jones, M.D.