Author: Jonathan Phillips, MD
Co Author #1: Jeanne Doperak, DO
Sports Medicine Program Director, UPMC
An 18-year-old high school football player presented at the sideline with the complaint of vague left shoulder pain without any limiting range of motion.
He sustained a hard tackle during the previous play and described excessive motion over his left clavicle. Symptoms were worse with overhead motion and were non-radiating. He denied any numbness or tingling, SOB, HA, or dizziness. The remainder of ROS was negative
Initial physical exam:
Gen: Able to walk to the sideline without difficulty. No signs of distress.
Trapezius muscle tender to palpation.
Mild AC joint tenderness.
No SC joint tenderness.
Full ROM on initial exam.
Neurovascular system is intact.
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