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BC Point of Care Ultrasound

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Shoulder Dislocation

Rapid Summary

When to scan:

  • Identify if humeral head is in glenoid fossa or anteriorly or posteriorly dislocated
5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

shoulder probe

• To evaluate shoulder dislocations
• Use curvilinear probe just below scapular spine and slide lateral to find humeral head

When to scan:

  • Identify if humeral head is in glenoid fossa or anteriorly or posteriorly dislocated

Where you put the probe:

  • To evaluate shoulder dislocations
  • Use curvilinear probe just below scapular spine and slide lateral to find humeral head
shoulder probe

Findings