30-year-old male presents to the ED with pain over the right shoulder after being assaulted by a bat. The right arm is held in adduction and has a limited range of motion due to pain. An x-ray of the right shoulder was obtained and is shown above (Figure 1. Case courtesy of Dr. Ian Bickle, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 74640).
Resources & References:
Consider brushing up on the radiologic approach to the traumatic shoulder and other can’t miss shoulder injuries.
- Cole PA, Freeman G, Dubin JR. Scapula fractures. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013;6(1):79-87. PMID: 23341034.
- Egol K, Koval, KJ, Zuckerman JD. Handbook of Fractures. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010 ISBN: 160547760.
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