The Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder, Clavicle, and Humerus Injuries

Jacob Stelter*, Sanjeev Malik, George Chiampas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Shoulder pain is a common presentation in the emergency department. The list of differential diagnoses is broad. This article summarizes common diagnoses of shoulder pain, including bony, infectious, and connective tissue pathologies and their proper treatment. It also reviews which shoulder pain conditions are emergency diagnoses and need immediate treatment and which diagnoses need conservative management and outpatient follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-124
Number of pages22
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Acromioclavicular separation
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Septic arthritis
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder emergencies
  • Shoulder labral injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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