A rare injury to a rear seat passenger

Bilateral fracture dislocation of the shoulders

Sandesh Madi, Vivek Pandey, Kiran Acharya, Krishna Prasad Peruvaje Ramakrishna

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number209992
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-06-2015

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Head
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Fractures
Shoulder Dislocation
Automobiles
Thoracic Wall
Lower Extremity
Fracture Dislocation

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In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2015, 209992, 11.06.2015.

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