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Dislocated shoulder

Summary of Dislocated shoulder
A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus separates from the scapula at the glenohumeral joint. The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, and is thus particularly susceptible to subluxation (partial dislocation) and dislocation. Approximately half of major joint dislocations seen in emergency departments involve the shoulder.




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Dislocated shoulder

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 23-year-old man is brought to the emergency department because of right shoulder pain. Patient holds his right arm slightly abducted and externally rotated, supported by the other limb. Physical examination shows slightly decreased sensation over the regimental patch area of his right shoulder. An x-ray is shown below. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient's condition? 

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