Arthroscopic Removal of Shoulder Joint Embedded Gunshot Bullet: A Case Report

Author(s): Joseph E Nassar, Yehia Tfayli, Mohamad Issa, Akram Al Ramlawi, Ahmad Naja

Joint related gunshot injuries encompass significant morbidity if left untreated. Open and arthroscopic procedures are the main stay treatment for removal of foreign body. Nevertheless, there is no definitive management due to the scarcity of cases in the literature. We report the case of a white Arab 38-years-old man with a high velocity gunshot wound leading to bullet dislodgement in the left glenohumeral joint. The patient’s wound was treated with arthroscopy, extensive debridement, and decompression of subacromial space with partial acromioplasty.

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