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Bilateral locked posterior shoulder dislocation in a footballer.
  1. J Ryan,
  2. M Whitten
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom.


    Posterior dislocation of the shoulder is an uncommon injury, accounting for between 2% and 4% of all shoulder dislocations. It occurs most frequently in patients following convulsions or direct anterior force to the shoulder. It is a particularly uncommon injury in sport. This paper reports an unusual case of bilateal locked posteriorly dislocated shoulders in a previously healthy young man who fell while playing football.

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