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Diagnostic et prise en charge des douleurs de la région scapulaire [Diagnosis and treatments of scapular pain].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons for bone and joint consultations in general practice. In most situations, it is due to a lesion of the rotator cuff. A detailed history can often exclude a cervical or visceral origin of the pain. A full clinical examination especially active and passive mobility provides a good diagnostic approach. It can be refined by specific clinical tests that must nevertheless be interpreted with caution. The management of pathologies of the rotator cuff does not require imaging immediately. Ultrasound is increasingly recognized as the imaging procedure of choice in most situations. For abarticular shoulder pathologies, therapy is primarily conservative. The exact role of infiltration of steroids remains unclear. Only an acute traumatic rupture of the rotator cuff warrants prompt surgical intervention.
Diagnosis, Differential, Diagnostic Imaging, Humans, Physical Examination, Shoulder Pain/diagnosis, Shoulder Pain/therapy
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