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Painful shoulder post fall
  1. Alistair IW Mayne,
  2. Arpit Jariwala
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr. Alistair IW Mayne, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Ninewells Hospal, Dundee DD2 9SY, UK; alistairmayne{at}hotmail.co.uk

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Clinical introduction

A 32-year-old man presented to the ED after a heavy fall on his left shoulder. He presented the following day with pain and gross limitation of movement in the left shoulder. There was no history of previous injury to the left shoulder. This was his non-dominant limb and he worked in a manual occupation. He was neurovascularly intact. His initial radiographs are shown in figures 1 and 2.

Figure 1

Anteroposterior radiograph (AP) radiograph of left shoulder.

Figure 2

Lateral radiograph of left shoulder. 

Question

Management options:

  1. Anterior shoulder …

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