Two cases of complete infraclavicular brachial plexus palsy after anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint are reported. Both patients had transient motor brachial plexus paralysis and extensive anesthesia of the whole upper limb. Additionally, one of them had occlusion of the axillary vessels. Vascular recovery occurred immediately after manipulation and reduction of the affected shoulder joint. Neurological recovery occurred 9 to 12 months later in both cases without surgery, other than closed reductions. Such neurological and vascular complications after anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint are unique.
- Anterior dislocation of shoulder
- Axillary artery occlusion
- Brachial plexus palsy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine