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Ipsilateral shoulder and elbow dislocation: Camel bite-related injury

1 Department of Orthopedics, King Fahad Hospital, Almadinah Almunawwarah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Orthopedics, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Almadinah Almunawwarah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Yaser A Alshabi,
Department of Orthopedics, King Fahad Hospital, Almadinah Almunawwarah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jmsr.jmsr_63_20

Ipsilateral dislocation of the shoulder and elbow joints is a quite rare injury. Due to its rare presentation, one of the two-dislocation diagnoses can be delayed or even missed. We present a unique case of camel-bite injury, resulting in ipsilateral shoulder and elbow fracture dislocation with open ulna shaft fracture that has not been reported in the English literature before. Camel-bites injuries should be taken seriously as it can result in severe, devastating open injuries. The gripped extremity should raise the suspicion of multiple injuries, so careful assessment of the entire extremity should be carried out. Moreover, proper surgical and medical management can prevent unpleasant outcomes.

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