The Association of a Floating Elbow and a Homolateral Dislocated Floating Shoulder (About a Case)


  •   El Hacen Sidi

  •   Zakaria Rkiba

  •   Charafeddine El Kassimi

  •   Mohamed Rafai

  •   Abdelhak Garch


The floating elbow is a rare lesion, characterized by the presence of a fracture of the humerus and one or both bones of the homolateral forearm. Double disturbances of the upper suspensory shoulder complex, commonly referred to as “floating shoulder” injuries, are ipsilateral fractures of the clavicle and scapula with loss of bone attachment of the glenoid.  The combination of a floating elbow and floating shoulder is extremely rare, added an ipsilateral dislocation of the glenohumeral remains exceptional. No case has been reported in the literature of such a lesional association. This observation makes it possible to describe an extremely rare lesion, by proposing the therapeutic attitude and the prognosis.

Keywords: Floating shoulder; Floating elbow; glenohumeral dislocation, homolateral


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Sidi, E. H., Rkiba, Z., El Kassimi, C., Rafai, M., & Garch, A. (2021). The Association of a Floating Elbow and a Homolateral Dislocated Floating Shoulder (About a Case). European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(1), 27-29.