Complete infraclavicular brachial plexus palsy with occlusion of axillary vessels following anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint

Gershon Volpin, Reuben Langer, Haim Stein

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Abstract

Two cases of complete infraclavicular brachial plexus palsy after anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint are reported. Both patients had transient motor brachial plexus paralysis and extensive anesthesia of the whole upper limb. Additionally, one of them had occlusion of the axillary vessels. Vascular recovery occurred immediately after manipulation and reduction of the affected shoulder joint. Neurological recovery occurred 9 to 12 months later in both cases without surgery, other than closed reductions. Such neurological and vascular complications after anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint are unique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterior dislocation of shoulder
  • Axillary artery occlusion
  • Brachial plexus palsy

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