Extremity radiograph unknown 5
Publication Date: 2009-09-09
This patient presented to the ER with shoulder pain after a bicycle accident.
- Can you find a reason for the patient's shoulder pain on this x-ray?Dislocation of the glenohumeral joint
Incorrect. It would be difficult to diagnosis this with just one view. There is no evidence of a dislocation of the shoulder joint here. Try again.Fracture of the clavicle
Correct! This patient has fractured the left clavicle in the middle third of the bone. This is a very painful injury.Multiple rib fractures
Incorrect. There are no fractured ribs on this radiograph. Try again.Arthritis of the shoulder joint
Incorrect. Arthritis is a chronic pathology, however, this patient has acute pain after an accident. There are no changes compatible with arthritis on this radiograph. Try again.