Clinical examination of the shoulder

Holly Beach, Paul Gordon

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The first steps in the evaluation of shoulder pain include obtaining a thorough history and performing a physical examination, both of which allow the clinician to form an accurate diagnosis. To confirm the diagnosis, it may be necessary to obtain radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging scans, or ultrasound images. Referral to specialists may also be appropriate for diagnostic purposes or treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e24
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 15 2016

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  • Medicine(all)


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