Acute Traumatic Bilateral Anterior Shoulder Dislocation in A Geriatric Patient : A Case Report




Bilateral, anterior, shoulder dislocation, Kocher’s technique


Shoulder dislocations are the most common major joint dislocation. However, simultaneous bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations are rare and commonly associated with traumatic events. This case report presents acute simultaneous bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation in 74-year-old female after falling backward due to slippage. A closed reduction approach with Kocher's technique under general anesthesia was performed. Post-operatively, both of the patient's shoulders were immobilized for three weeks in Velpeau’s bandage and physical therapy commenced. The patient achieved a satisfactory range of motion eight weeks post-reduction.


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