A rare injury to a rear seat passenger: bilateral fracture dislocation of the shoulders

Madi, Sandesh S and Pandey, Vivek and Acharya, Kiran KV and Prasad, Krishna PR (2015) A rare injury to a rear seat passenger: bilateral fracture dislocation of the shoulders. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

Injury prevention measures in automobiles are mainly focused on the front seat passengers and driver. In the event of a head-on collision, rear seat passengers usually escape with minimal injuries. Most commonly observed injuries to rear passengers are to the head, chest wall or lower extremities. We report a case of bilateral anterior dislocation of the shoulders with asymmetrical fractures of the greater tuberosities in a 42-year-old man who was apparently injured in a head-on collision while travelling in a car as an unstrapped rear seat passenger. This kind of injury pattern in an unrestrained rear seat passenger is very unusual and has not been previously described.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 04:42
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2015 04:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143031

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