Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Cerda GCA, Morales VJ, Martínez FLM
Treatment of the floating shoulder. Eight cases
Acta Ortop Mex 2007; 21 (6)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 333-337
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Objective: To show the experience in management of eight cases of floating shoulder. Material and methods: Descriptive, ambispective, longitudinal and observational study of eight patients treated during the period of November 2003 to April 2005. We determined age, sex, mechanisms of injury, injuries associated to the extremity and other systems and functional results were evaluated. Results: Eight patients treated, 7 men and 1 woman, age from 27 to 54 years, the average of hospital stay was of 13.25 days. The dominant extremity was injuried in the 85.5% of the cases. The most frequent morphologic pattern was a type II Ideberg glenoid fracture and a type I Allman clavicle fracture. Surgical treatment used in five patients were in the modalities of a plate to clavicle, or plate to the glenoid. Patients with acromioclavicle dislocation underwent to techniques of Phemister and Stewart. To patients treated with conservative methods were treated with an immobilizer of the shoulder plus device in 45° and 90° of abduction.

Key words: shoulder, dislocation, acromion, clavicle, fracture fixation, internal.


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