Shoulder dislocation in a very-low-birth-weight infant: case report and review of the literature

R. Wessels, C. Sleeboom, J.I. de Vries, R.M. van Elburg

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Shoulder dislocation in a preterm infant is very rare. We report a case of a preterm infant, with gestational age of 25 2/7 weeks and birth weight of 910 g, with anterior shoulder dislocation after breech delivery. The infant was successfully treated with closed reduction. In general, long-term outcome of shoulder dislocation in these infants is good. However, prompt recognition and treatment of the dislocated shoulder are essential to maintain normal shoulder girdle function and to prevent functional disability. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e19-e20
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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