2
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      Axillary artery transection following anterior shoulder dislocation: classical presentation and current concepts.

      Injury
      Accidental Falls, Aged, Axillary Artery, injuries, radiography, Humans, Male, Recurrence, Shoulder Dislocation, complications

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Injury to the axillary artery following anterior shoulder dislocation is a very rare occurrence. This review serves to illustrate the now classical case of an elderly gentleman with a recurrent dislocation, transection of the axillary artery and its invariable association with a severe brachial plexus lesion, which is the most important determinant of long-term disability. It also highlights the pathognomic triad of anterior shoulder dislocation, expanding axillary haematoma and diminished peripheral pulse, to highlight awareness of this important injury. The literature on this injury has been reviewed and recommendations for the immediate and early post-operative investigation and management have been brought up to date in line with current thinking.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          15488503
          10.1016/j.injury.2003.08.009

          Chemistry
          Accidental Falls,Aged,Axillary Artery,injuries,radiography,Humans,Male,Recurrence,Shoulder Dislocation,complications

          Comments

          Comment on this article