Pediatric Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

  • Etiology: traumatic
  • Complications: Hill-Sachs lesion – impaction injury of posterolateral humeral head, Bankart lesion: impaction injury of anteroinferior glenoid
  • Clinical: anterior dislocation seen 95% of time

Radiology Cases of Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

Radiograph of anterior shoulder dislocation
AP (above) and axillary (below) radiographs of the right shoulder show the right humeral head to be displaced anteriorly and medially in relation to the glenoid fossa.
Radiograph of anterior shoulder dislocation with Hills-Sachs lesion
AP (upper left) and axillary (above right) radiographs of the left shoulder show the left humeral head to be displaced anteriorly and medially in relation to the glenoid fossa. Post-reduction AP radiograph of the left shoulder (below) shows a defect in the posterolateral aspect of the humeral head.