Bimodal Presentation of Septic Shoulder as Shoulder Dislocation in Children

Volume 9 | Issue 2 | May-August 2023 | Page: 01-04 | Md. Rakibul Hassan, Qaisur Rabbi, Ayesha Hasina, Mehedi Hassan, Mahfoozur Rahman


Authors: Md. Rakibul Hassan MS (Orth), Qaisur Rabbi MS (Orth), Ayesha Hasina MS (Orth), Mehedi Hassan MS (Orth), Mahfoozur Rahman MS (Orth)

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma & Spine Surgery Unit, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[2] Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Centre of Rehabilitation for Paralyzed, Savar & Mirpur-14, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[3] Department of Paediatric & Neonatology, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[4] Department of Orthopaedics, Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[5] Department of Trauma & Paediatric Orthopaedics, Eastern Medical Collage & Hospital, Cumilla, Bangladesh.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Md. Rakibul Hassan,
Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma & Spine Surgery, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.



Introduction: The presence of a largely cartilaginous humeral head in children makes it difficult to diagnose septic arthritis of the shoulder.
Patients and methods: We conducted a case note review of five patients who presented with septic arthritis of shoulder joint.
Results: The age of the affected children ranged from 6 months to 10 years. Patients presented on average after 22 days from onset of symptoms. Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were obtained on pus culture. All cases were treated operatively by arthrotomy and drainage along with appropriate antibiotic administration for a period of 6 weeks.
Conclusion: Successful treatment of septic arthritis of the shoulder was achieved in all cases. At an average follow-up of 6 months, good outcome was noted with restoration of full range of shoulder movements.
Keywords: Septic shoulder, Children, Shoulder dislocation


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