An unusual presentation: Bilateral posterior shoulder fracture-dislocations

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This case describes a patient with bilateral posterior fracture- dislocations of the shoulders from a fall as a result of seizure, who presented in the emergency department. This article discusses the emergency evaluation, mechanism of injury, assessment, differential diagnoses, and management of a patient with bilateral shoulder trauma from a suspected seizure. Advanced practice nursing implications are also described herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • bilateral shoulder injuries
  • posterior fracture dislocation shoulder
  • posterior shoulder dislocation
  • seizure-induced trauma
  • shoulder injury


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