Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 66 - 70 2015-07-04

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

Murat Songur [1] , Ercan Sahin [2] , Mahmut Kalem [3] , Sinan Zehir [4]

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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.

Axillary, artery, shoulder, dislocation, amputation
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Author: Murat Songur
Institution: Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Bulent Ecevit University, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak
Country: Turkey


Author: Ercan Sahin
Institution: Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Bulent Ecevit University, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak
Country: Turkey


Author: Mahmut Kalem
Institution: Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara
Country: Turkey


Author: Sinan Zehir
Institution: Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Hitit University, Faculty of Medicine, Corum
Country: Turkey


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