Acute shoulder injuries.

  title={Acute shoulder injuries.},
  author={David M. Quillen and Mark Wuchner and Robert L. Hatch},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={70 10},
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury. It is important that family physicians understand the anatomy of the shoulder, mechanisms of injury, typical physical and radiologic findings, approach to management of injuries, and indications for referral. Clavicle fractures are among the most common acute shoulder injuries, and more than 80 percent of them can be managed conservatively. Humeral head fractures are less common… CONTINUE READING