CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 44-46

Bilateral recurrent anterior fracture dislocation of shoulder joint due to grand mal epileptic convulsions


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Al Buraimi Hospital, Al Buraimi, Oman

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Chandrashekara Chowdipalya Maliyappa
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Al Buraimi Hospital, Al Buraimi 512
Oman
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.125047

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Bilateral shoulder dislocation is very much common with convulsions of different etiology. Often, these dislocations are associated with fractures due to violent muscle contractions. The typical lesion is bilateral posterior dislocation or fracture dislocations. The recurrent shoulder dislocations are common with traumatic etiology. The lack of asymmetry of the shoulders is stressed as a potential pitfall in the clinical evaluation of patients with this condition. We present a rare case of bilateral recurrent anterior fracture dislocation of the shoulder sustained due to repetitive episodes of convulsive seizures. Patient was treated by close reductions and immobilization on each episode. In epilepsy although posterior dislocations are common, the rare possibility of bilateral anterior fracture dislocation should be kept in mind. Often these patients are vulnerable for recurrence, similar to traumatic cases.


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