Why inferior dislocation of shoulder is common?

Rare, but serious, inferior dislocations (luxatio erecta) may be due to axial force applied to an arm raised overhead, such as when a motorcycle collision victim tumbles to the ground. More commonly, the shoulder is dislocated inferiorly by indirect forces hyperabducting the arm.

What causes inferior subluxation?

Subluxation can result from accidents or injuries that damage the shoulder’s joint or other structures that provide stability. Common examples include falls and motor vehicle accidents. A sports injury.

What is an anterior inferior dislocation?

An inferior dislocation can mimic a subcategory of glenohumeral dislocation known as subglenoid anterior dislocation, where the humeral head rests directly inferior to the glenoid in the AP and lateral projections 4. It is distinguished from the latter by the humeral shaft’s position parallel to the scapular spine.

How do you fix an inferior shoulder dislocation?

Treatment / Management To reduce an inferior shoulder dislocation, extend the arm at the elbow and then apply overhead traction in the longitudinal direction of the humerus, an assistant may also apply cephalad pressure over the humeral head to help guide it into the joint.

What is the difference between subluxation and dislocation?

Dislocation is injury to a joint that causes adjoining bones to no longer touch each other. Subluxation is a minor or incomplete dislocation in which the joint surfaces still touch but are not in normal relation to each other.

How do I strengthen my shoulder after dislocation?

Shoulder flexion (lying down)

  1. Lie on your back, holding a wand with your hands. Your palms should face down as you hold the wand.
  2. Keeping your elbows straight, slowly raise your arms over your head until you feel a stretch in your shoulders, upper back, and chest.
  3. Hold 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Which of the following is a complication of inferior shoulder dislocation?

Inferior shoulder dislocation leads, usually to tears on soft tissue of the shoulder especially capsular, labral and inferior glenohumeral ligament. Immediate complications are serious such as neurological palsy and vascular problems.