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Chapter 13 – The Shoulder and Upper Arm Pages 484 - 488
Question #1 What are the most important pathologies to rule out? Why?
On-Field Evaluation of Shoulder Injuries Most important to rule out Fractures Dislocations Distal Pulse Evaluation of cervical and/or thoracic spine
Question #2 Describe equipment considerations when evaluating a shoulder on the field.
Equipment Considerations Familiarize yourself! Palpation Under the Shoulder Pads Figure 13-36, page 485 Removal of the Shoulder Pads Figure 13-37,page 486
On-Field History Location of Pain Shoulder vs. brachial plexus pathology Mechanism of Injury
Question #3 Describe an on-field inspection of the shoulder.
On-Field Inspection Arm Posture Arm splinted against the torso Clavicular fracture, AC joint pathology Arm hanging limply Brachial plexus pathology Arm “locked” GH dislocation Gross Deformity
Question #4 Describe on-field palpation of the shoulder.
On-Field Palpation Position of humeral head AC joint alignment Piano key sign Clavicle SC joint Humerus
Question #5 Describe on-field functional tests for the shoulder.
On-Field Functional Tests Rule out dislocation or fracture Apley’s Scratch test
Initial Management of On- Field Shoulder Injuries Figure 13-38, page 487