The floating shoulder.

Authors:
Kimia Khalatbari Kani
Kimia Khalatbari Kani
University of Washington
United States
Jack A Porrino
Jack A Porrino
University of Arizona
United States
Hyojeong Mulcahy
Hyojeong Mulcahy
University of Washington
Felix S Chew
Felix S Chew
University of Washington
United States

Emerg Radiol 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Department of Radiology, University of Washington, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Box 354755, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA.

The floating shoulder refers to a subset of complex shoulder injuries that typically occur in the setting of high-energy trauma. Identification of the full extent of complex shoulder injuries with computed tomography may have critical implications in patient management. The goals of this article are to review the anatomy, definition, imaging evaluation, and treatment of floating shoulder injuries.

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February 2019

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