Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Popeye

This older gentleman was working out when he noted a "pop" and pain in his shoulder. He's been having moderate anterior shoulder pain with radiation over the anterior upper arm. He noted bruising and swelling after the incident. The pain is worse with lifting, pulling, and doing overhead arm motions.

Challenge: Assessment?

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2 comments:

Alex said...

title = sign
torn biceps tendon

Craig Chen said...

spinach!
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Popeye

This is biceps tendon rupture. The biceps brachii supinates and flexes the forearm and is innervated by the musculoskeletal nerve.

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