ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

Amputation for upper extremity ischemia following shoulder dislocation: case report and a review of literature

Journal: The European Research Journal (Vol.1, No. 2)

Publication Date:

Authors : ; ; ; ;

Page : 66-70

Keywords : Axillary; artery; shoulder; dislocation; amputation;

Source : Downloadexternal Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


Injury of the axillary artery following glenohumeral dislocation is a very rare situation. The mechanisms for arterial injuries are lacerations, rupture, avulsion of main branches or intimal tears and pseudo aneurysm formations. In this report we present an upper extremity ischemia following shoulder dislocation resulting with loss of extremity. Our aim was to highlight the importance of the third part of axillary artery and consequences of underestimation of vascular pathologies following shoulder injuries.

Last modified: 2015-07-29 18:14:43