Ahmad Makki, Mikkel Tøttrup, Søren Juul Hansen &
Søren Rasmussen Deutch:
Persistent plexus brachialis injury after anterior shoulder dislocation
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V05180339
This case report describes a 47-year-old woman with persistent plexus brachialis injury after anterior shoulder dislocation. An examination revealed right wrist drop, extension loss of the four ulnar fingers, scapulae alatae and dysaesthesia of her right forearm, hand and fingers. After one-year follow-up including physiotherapy she still had dysaesthesia of her forearm and three ulnar fingers and neurogenic injury of the abductor digiti minimi muscle. This case highlights the need of awareness of the potential for nerve damage following shoulder dislocation and also to ensure the appropriate follow-up plan.