Various musculoskeletal abnormalities caused by electrical injury are described. Such abnormalities usually include fractures or dislocation of adjacent bones and joints. Osteonecrosis is a noteworthy, but less common, consequence of electric shock. The case is discussed of a 52-year-old woman who had received an electric shock (220-V alternating household current) to the right hand and developed osteonecrosis in the ipsilateral humeral head, most likely caused by bone "melting." An osteonecrotic lesion may therefore develop in a joint at a distance from the point of electrical contact, and this must always be kept in mind in diagnosis and treatment.

Humeral head osteonecrosis caused by electrical injury: A case report

GOVONI, Marcello
Primo
;
ORZINCOLO, Carlo
Secondo
;
BIGONI, Maurizio;FEGGI, Luciano;PARESCHI, Pier Luigi
Penultimo
;
TROTTA, Francesco
Ultimo
1993

Abstract

Various musculoskeletal abnormalities caused by electrical injury are described. Such abnormalities usually include fractures or dislocation of adjacent bones and joints. Osteonecrosis is a noteworthy, but less common, consequence of electric shock. The case is discussed of a 52-year-old woman who had received an electric shock (220-V alternating household current) to the right hand and developed osteonecrosis in the ipsilateral humeral head, most likely caused by bone "melting." An osteonecrotic lesion may therefore develop in a joint at a distance from the point of electrical contact, and this must always be kept in mind in diagnosis and treatment.
Govoni, Marcello; Orzincolo, Carlo; Bigoni, Maurizio; Feggi, Luciano; Pareschi, Pier Luigi; Trotta, Francesco
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