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.
Question Management options:
Anterior shoulder dislocation —closed reduction
Anterior shoulder dislocation—CT scan
Posterior shoulder dislocation—closed reduction
Posterior shoulder dislocation—CT scan
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Contributors AIWM wrote the article. AJ edited the article and provided the images.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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