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Unformatted text preview: • If either of these are severed or compressed then resulting pathology will ensue Shoulder As with the AC joint the humero-glenoid joint can be injured in two main ways: • Ligament damage • Skeletal fractures Ligament damage: • 1 st degree – sprain • 2 nd degree – subluxation • 3 rd degree – dislocation o If this occurs the humerus can shift anteriorly or posteriorly o If the humerus shifts posteriorly it can be difficult to detect on X-Ray Fracture dislocations: • This occurs when the proximal head of the humerus is fractured and a segment comes away from the main head • Once again this is best detected through the use of X-ray Nerve Injuries cause by Trauma Dislocation of the humerus can cause axillary circumflex nerve injury. This type of injury results in an area of desensitised skin on the deltoid called a regimental patch. Nerve damage may also be caused by incorrect relocation of the dislocated humerus....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10