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Pop, Lock & Drop It

Author: R. Conner Dixon, MD
Peer-Reviewer: Mark Hopkins, MD
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

A 38-year-old female presents to the ED with right shoulder pain after a fall directly onto that shoulder. She noticed immediate pain and difficulty moving the arm associated with mild tingling in her right fingers.

Image 1-2: Author’s own images. AP and scapular/lateral view of right shoulder

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