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EM@3AM: Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

A 35-year-old male presents with right shoulder pain. He was playing football with some friends, and as he was in the midst of throwing the football, a friend hit his throwing arm. He is holding his arm in an internally rotated and abducted position. You are able to detect an ulnar and radial pulse in the hand of the affected arm, and his median, ulnar, and radial motor and sensory function is normal in the right hand.  What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?


EM in 5: Rapid Neuro Hand Exam

Welcome to this week’s edition of EMin5 by Dr. Anna Pickens.  Today we’ll review a few tips on how to do a rapid neurology exam of the hand, and the great thing is you can complete the whole thing with one swift motion!