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Anterior shoulder dislocation: an unusual complication
  1. W Onyeka
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK
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 Mr W Onyeka; 


A case of transection of anterior circumference humeral artery, a branch of the 3rd part of the axillary artery is reported, after a simple anterior shoulder dislocation. This complication though rare could potentially result in catastrophic consequences for the patient. It should therefore be recognised early and a coordinated prompt vascular and orthopaedic surgical treatment given for better upper limb functional outcome.

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