Differential Diagnosis of Unilateral Upper Extremity Weakness : A Case Report

@inproceedings{Kelliher2012DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential Diagnosis of Unilateral Upper Extremity Weakness : A Case Report},
  author={Aimee Kelliher},
  year={2012}
}
  • Aimee Kelliher
  • Published 2012
Background and Purpose. Many shoulder problems present with similar signs and symptoms of limited motion, pain, and weakness. The differential diagnosis process can thereby present a challenge to rehabilitation professionals. This report describes a student physical therapist’s evaluation per order from a patient’s burn clinic for orthopedic consult for rotator cuff tear. It aims to illustrate the potential value of differential diagnostic skills in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. 

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