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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 624310, 3 pages
Case Report

Rare Inferior Shoulder Dislocation (Luxatio Erecta)

1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SB. Medeniyet University Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Acibadem Hospital, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 17 February 2015; Accepted 15 March 2015

Academic Editor: Pedro Carpintero

Copyright © 2015 Hakan Cift et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Although shoulder dislocations have been seen very frequently, inferior dislocation of shoulder constitutes only 0.5% of all shoulder dislocations. We share our 4 patients with luxatio erecta and present their last clinical control. 2 male and 2 female Caucasian patients were diagnosed as luxatio erecta. Patients’ ages were 78, 62, 65, and 76. All patients’ reduction was done by traction-abduction and contour traction maneuver in the operating room. The patients had no symptoms and no limitation of range of motion of their shoulder at their last control. Luxatio erecta is seen rarely, and these patients may have neurovascular injury. These patients should be carefully examined and treated by the orthopaedic and traumatology surgeons.