A 40-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a painful left shoulder following a fall from a mountain bike. A radiograph of the clavicle and shoulder was carried out. A diagnosis of fractured left clavicle was made, which was treated conservatively in a sling. On day 3, she was reviewed in the fracture clinic and was found to still be in pain with reduced movement of the shoulder joint. A repeat radiograph of the shoulder joint showed a posterior dislocation. This required a closed reduction under general anaesthesia.
- emergency medicine
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Contributors DA reviewed the patient postprocedure in the outpatient department and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. SEC reviewed and edited the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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