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A 25-year-old is involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustains an isolated upper extremity injury. A representative radiograph is shown in Figure A. What physical exam findings are most predictive of functional outcomes?
Presence of open fractures
Asymmetry of pulses
Ecchymosis of the upper shoulder girdle
Swelling of the shoulder
Neurologic compromise of the extremity
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A 30-year-old male sustains a right shoulder injury with initial radiographs shown in Figures A and B. What single piece of additional information would best assist in determining this patient's functional outcome?
Lower extremity injury
Contralateral upper extremity injury
Proximal humerus fracture
A patient presenting with scapulothoracic dissocation and ipsilateral extremity neurologic injury is most likely to have which of the following outcomes?
Return of 3/5 motor strength in distal extremity
Full return of extremity sensory function only