Ahmet Burak Bilekli1, Hakan Zeybek2, Ali Aydilek1, Yusuf Erdem1

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Keywords: Complication, filamin B mutation, Larsen syndrome, reduction, shoulder dislocation, soft tissue laceration.


Traumatic shoulder dislocation is one of the most frequent joint dislocations encountered in the orthopedic emergency setting. A 32-year-old female patient with Larsen syndrome was admitted to our emergency department with an acute left traumatic shoulder dislocation and deep soft tissue laceration of the arm. Her medical history revealed two unsuccessful reduction attempts without sedation in an external center, the second resulting in a laceration. Her shoulder was relocated easily with the Milch maneuver following sedative anesthesia. Intraoperative fluoroscopy control revealed no osseous complications after reduction. Postoperatively, the left shoulder was supported with an arm sling, and the patient was instructed to use it for three weeks while being allowed to do passive range of motion exercises. In conclusion, although rare, closed reduction methods in Larsen syndrome require attention and awareness to abstain from severe complications.

Citation: Bilekli AB, Zeybek H, Aydilek A, Erdem Y. An unusual complication following a shoulder relocation attempt in a case of Larsen syndrome: Deep soft tissue laceration of the arm. Jt Dis Relat Surg Case Rep 2022;1(1):7-10.

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