Answer to Trivia Question…

August 28, 2013

Orthopedics, Shoulder XR, Trauma, XR

This is an inferior dislocation at the glenohumeral joint, otherwise known as Luxatio Erecta Humeri

Luxatio Erectae

Inferior dislocation accounts for less than 0.5% of shoulder dislocations.  The characteristic clinical finding is that the patient holds their arm up as if wanting to ask a question in class.

Author:  Russell Jones, MD

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