Unusual presentation and complication of the prone position for spinal surgery.


Journal Article

Patient positioning for operative procedures has long been associated with perioperative complications. We present a case report of shoulder dislocation, which occurred following positioning in the prone position, and was detected by axillary artery occlusion resulting in the loss of the radial artery blood pressure line waveform. We discuss the diagnosis and consequences of this complication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ali, AA; Breslin, DS; Hardman, HD; Martin, G

Published Date

  • September 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 471 - 473

PubMed ID

  • 14652128

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14652128

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4529

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-8180

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0952-8180(03)00103-x


  • eng