Shoulder and Brachial Plexus

Authors: David Limb, John P Sloan / Editor: Tajek B Hassan / Reviewer: David Leverton, Josh Davison / Code: A6Published: 02/04/2021


This session covers the anatomy, common pathology and the clinical and radiological assessment of the shoulder and brachial plexus. This should lead to the formulation of appropriate management plans.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the functional anatomy of the shoulder joint and brachial plexus
  • Describe the important traumatic and non-traumatic conditions
  • Interpret shoulder radiographs
  • Differentiate various presentations based on history, examination and investigation
  • Formulate appropriate management plans


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