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Tragic result of traditional Chinese medicine manipulation: an unusual case report of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2015
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Title
Tragic result of traditional Chinese medicine manipulation: an unusual case report of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12906-015-0633-4
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Authors

Chiu-Liang Chen, Shin-Lin Chiu, Chiao-Lee Chu, Shou-Jen Lan

Abstract

In Taiwan, there is a good universal healthcare system to the patients; however, the majority of Taiwanese seek the complementary and alternative medicine when they are injured or ill. The traditional Chinese medicine, which is a branch of complementary alternative medicine, is prevalent in Taiwan. Without proper sequence of maneuvers, either traditional Chinese medicine or conventional medicine might cause unexpected complications. We report a case of 76-year-old woman who was manipulated by a bonesetter, leading to bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations. To the authors' best knowledge, this injury mechanism of bilateral shoulder dislocations has not been reported in the literature. Since the traditional Chinese medicine is popular in Taiwan, proper training with better skills for the practitioners should be emphasized. We highlight the integration and collaboration of traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine to achieve a better health care for the patients. A 76-year-old Taiwanese woman has been suffering from soreness and stiffness of bilateral shoulders for 6 months. She went to a bonesetter for mobilization for her shoulders. After manipulations for bilateral shoulders, the woman experienced locked both shoulders with sharp pain. She came to our institute, where the radiographs confirmed bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations. Closed reduction for the dislocations was done by the physician. The patient returned to good range of motion of bilateral shoulders after subsequent rehabilitation without any neurologic deficits. To the authors' best knowledge, this unusual injury of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations had not been reported. The possible mechanism of this injury and the health belief of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan are discussed. Improper shoulder manipulations would lead to unexpected complication in any medical practices. We suggest that both traditional Chinese medicine and conventional medicine should follow specific sequences of manipulations; Collaboration and integration with each other could achieve a better healthcare for the patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 25%
Student > Bachelor 7 18%
Researcher 5 13%
Lecturer 4 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 October 2015.
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#4,360,609
of 17,438,794 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#744
of 2,976 outputs
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#57,132
of 232,349 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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