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A Chip on One's Shoulder

Author: Sara Zagroba, MD
Peer-Reviewer: Aaron Thomas, MD
Final Editor: Logan Danielson, DO; Will Denq, MD, CAQSM

Case: A 44-year-old female presents with left shoulder pain that gradually worsened for several days after moving heavy boxes into her new house all by herself.  

Image 1. Plain radiograph of the left shoulder. (Case courtesy of Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard,, rID: 7502)


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