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2022 Mar

J Orthop Case Rep



Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration Following Misplaced SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination: A Case Report and Review of Literature.


Moya D, Gómez D, Patiño P, Altamirano N N, Balzarini M, Freitag K
J Orthop Case Rep. 2022 Mar; 12(3):100-103.
PMID: 36199926.


To confront the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, a large share of the population must be immunized. Intramuscular vaccination of the shoulder is the preferred technique as it is easily exposed and guarantees a good immune reaction. Local side effects, such as pain and swelling, are common after deltoid inoculation. They usually resolve within 3 days. Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) should be considered if the symptoms persist. The aim of this presentation is to describe a typical case of SIRVA after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and provide information to the general orthopedic surgeon to properly diagnose, report, and treat these cases.