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Dislocated shoulder


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High Yield Notes
5 pages

Dislocated shoulder

16 flashcards

USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

3 questions

USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

3 questions

A 44-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with worsening left shoulder pain. He can no longer do bench presses or shoulder presses at the gym due to weakness and pain. The pain is primarily located over the lateral shoulder, is worse at night, and is preventing him from obtaining adequate rest. Past medical history is otherwise unremarkable. He has no history of recent trauma or surgeries to the left shoulder. The patient subsequently undergoes a MRI of the left shoulder, which reveals the following:  

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Which of the following physical examination maneuvers is most likely to yield a positive test, given this patient’s clinical findings?  

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A dislocated shoulder is a condition in which the head of the humerus is displaced out of its socket located on the scapula called the glenoid fossa. This can happen due to a fall, a direct blow, or other types of trauma. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling, and bruising.