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Fractured Shoulder Evaluation
- Shoulder pain:
- Worsens with movement of the shoulder
- Inability to raise the arm due to pain
- Deformed shoulder
- Shoulder swelling
- Shoulder tenderness
- Poor circulation to the hand
Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of a shoulder fracture.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a shoulder fracture include:
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