Luxatio erecta is a rare injury and a term given to the dislocation of the shoulder that is forced into hyperabduction causing the shoulder to subluxate and then dislocate inferiorly with arm locked in fixed abduction. It accounts for less than 1% of all the shoulder dislocations [
]. We present a case of traumatic inferior dislocation of the shoulder with the head of the humerus locked in the subglenoid region without the hyperabducted posture with the arm lying by the side of the body in neutral position.
- Downey E.F.
- Curtis D.J.
- Brower A.C.
Unusual dislocations of the shoulder.
Am. J. Radiol. 1983; 140: 1207-1210
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