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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90-92

Management of sequalae of neglected septic shoulder

Department of Orthopedics, P D Hinduja National Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim - 400 016, Maharashtra, India

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Uday M Pawar
Department of Orthopedics, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim - 400016, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.45330

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Complex deformities following septic arthritis of the shoulder in infancy are mild and therefore rarely reported. A 12 year old girl presented with shortening of upper extremity right side, with dislocation of shoulder and with entire extremity rotated to 180 degrees. The palm faced posteriorly and the olecranon anteriorly. Arthrodesis of shoulder and unifocal lengthening of humerus was achieved with three 4 mm cannulated cancellous screws and an ilizarov frame. A lengthening of 9 centimeters was achieved and regenerate healed at 12 months. At 10 years follow-up she is able to perfom her activities of daily living.

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