Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
6.1 Case Presentation
A 37-year-old male experienced acute pain in the right shoulder while watching television 5 months ago. There was no history of trauma except that a week prior he was running in the airport carrying a 20-pound computer bag. The pain was dull and throbbing. Then he noticed difficulty with overhead movements. The pain subsided over 4 days. The arm movement slightly improved but is still significantly impaired. There is no tingling or numbness.
What do you see?
Which muscles/nerves cause this condition?
What is the most likely diagnosis?
Any tests you want to order?
What is the treatment?
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