1 Yalgado OUEDRAOGO University Hospital, 03 BP 7022 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso
2 Ouahigouya Regional University Hospital Center Ouahigouya, BP 36, Burkina Faso
3 Blaise COMPAORE University Hospital 11 BP 104 Ouagadougou CMS 11, Burkina Faso
We report an exceptional clinical case of an ipsilateral dislocation fracture of the shoulder and right elbow, realizing a “swinging arm”. Following a violent road accident, patient S.I, a 43-year-old left-handed sports educator, presented with an antero-medial shoulder dislocation fracture and a posterolateral ipsilateral elbow fracture-dislocation. The reduction in urgency, followed by the orthopedic compression by Mayo Clinic and functional rehabilitation, allowed obtaining a good result after seven months. The ipsilateral bipolar dislocation of the shoulder and elbow is an exceptional lesional entity. Its adequate care in emergency makes it possible to obtain good anatomical and functional results.
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