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Subacromial Bursitis Evaluation
- Shoulder tenderness:
- Shoulder swelling over the bursa
- Skin redness over the bursa
Tests may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis of shoulder bursitis and exclude other conditions that can cause similar pain.
Tests that may be used to evaluate shoulder bursitis include:
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PubMed Subacromial Bursitis References
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