FRACS Orthopaedic Exams


A 24 year old plumber presents to you with a 24 hour history of a very painful and weak shoulder. One week ago, despite feeling unwell with a cold, he played rugby league football. He could not recall any specific shoulder injury.

1. What is the differential diagnosis?

2. What investigations will you perform and why?

3. How will you treat this man?


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