Shoulder pain…

October 31, 2012

Orthopedics, Trauma

This patient had a fall on his shoulder and had pain, deformity of the shoulder.  Here are his radiographs:

This is a simple radiograph of an anterior glenohumeral dislocation (shoulder dislocation).  One can see the importance of a good Y-view (second image)  or an Axillary view (not seen here).  These alternate views help determine if the shoulder is anteriorly or posteriorly dislocated.  Knowing this will help aid in proper reduction.

Lesson is:  always get two views with radiographs.  (mainly directed at early medical learners, forgive me if you experienced learners just yawned)

Author:  Russell Jones, M.D.

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