Fracture–dislocation of the shoulder and brachial plexus palsy: a terrible association
© Springer-Verlag 2008
Received: 29 June 2007
Accepted: 19 August 2008
Published: 25 September 2008
Primary post-traumatic anterior dislocation of the shoulder with associated fracture of the greater tuberosity and brachial plexus injury is rare and, to our knowledge, has never previously been reported in the literature. We present a case of this unhappy triad in which a brachial plexus injury was diagnosed and treated 3 weeks later. The characteristics of this rare condition are discussed on the basis of our case and the published literature in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of this lesion.