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Step-by-step evaluation and treatment of shoulder dislocation

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Pre-reduction and post-reduction imaging should be carefully examined for the presence of concomitant injury, which might change the preferred treatment modality appreciably.

Last, communication among emergency department providers, the primary care provider, orthopedist, radiologist, and neurologist is crucial for determining an appropriate patient-centered approach to initial and long-term management.

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Nata Parnes, MD, Carthage Area Hospital, 3 Bridge Street, Carthage, NY; [email protected]

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