Rotator cuff tear associated with a posterior dislocation of the shoulder in a young adult: a case report and literature review.

Title

Rotator cuff tear associated with a posterior dislocation of the shoulder in a young adult: a case report and literature review.

Creator

Schoenfeld Andrew J; Lippitt Steven B

Publisher

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Date

2007
2007-02

Description

Posterior glenohumeral dislocations are rare, and an accurate diagnosis is often difficult to make. Although rotator cuff tears are a known risk in the common traumatic anterior glenohumeral dislocation, they are an extremely rare event in association with posterior glenohumeral dislocation, regardless of patient age. There have only been 2 documented cases of rotator cuff tear following posterior shoulder dislocation previously reported in the literature. We report the case of a rotator cuff tear associated with a closed traumatic posterior dislocation of the shoulder in a 22-year-old male involved in a motorcycle accident. This is only the second report of an isolated rotator cuff tear occurring as a result of a posterior shoulder dislocation. Furthermore, this case concerns the youngest patient ever to sustain such an injury in the orthopaedic literature.

Subject

*Rotator Cuff Injuries; Accidents; Adult; Arthroscopy; Humans; Male; Motor Vehicles; Motorcycles; Rotator Cuff – Surgery; Rotator Cuff Injuries; Rotator Cuff/*surgery; Shoulder Dislocation – Complications; Shoulder Dislocation – Therapy; Shoulder Dislocation/complications/*therapy; Traffic

Rights

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Pages

150–152

Issue

2

Volume

21

Citation

Schoenfeld Andrew J; Lippitt Steven B, “Rotator cuff tear associated with a posterior dislocation of the shoulder in a young adult: a case report and literature review.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 3, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4341.

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