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Chin-up-induced bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation: a case report.
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PMID:  19062229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral shoulder dislocations are extremely rare occurrences. OBJECTIVE: We present an unusual case where the patient suffered simultaneous bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations during chin-up exercises. To our knowledge, this mechanism has not been previously reported. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of bilateral shoulder pain while doing chin-up exercises. She was completing her workout when she developed severe pain to both of her shoulders with associated parasthesias to both hands and the right forearm. The patient was found to have bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations; both were reduced using procedural sedation and traction-countertraction techniques. CONCLUSION: The mechanics of chin-up exercises places the glenohumeral joint in a position of instability, increasing the likelihood of dislocation.
Howard Felderman; Richard Shih; Victor Maroun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Avenue, Box 8, Morristown, NJ 07962-1965, USA.
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