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J Korean Fract Soc. 2016 Jan;29(1):50-54. Korean. Case Report.
Cho HL , Kim HM , Park KB , Wang TH , Lee DH .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Shoulder dislocation is the most common dislocation presenting to the emergency department. In old age, the attempt of closed reduction is made with caution in order to prevent iatrogenic fracture around the shoulder. We report two cases of iatrogenic fractures of humeral shaft and anatomical neck in female patients older than 70 years old, which occurred during the manual closed reduction. One patient was proved as first-time and the other was recurrent. In addition, the second case had a massive irreparable rotator cuff tear. Those patients were treated successfully with humeral nailing and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, respectively.

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