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Cannot move shoulder due to pain after accident.

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During a skiing accident I've injured my left shoulder. I fell straight on to the ground with my arms in front. I suppose that my left arm took most of the pressure when I hit the ground.

At this stage I have pain in my left shoulder and cannot move my arms to the left side as the pain becomes unbearable in that position. As long as my arm is in a resting position the pain is managable. Attached I am sending you a video of the fall as well as an X-Ray picture of my left shoulder joint.

Do you think this is something which requires further medical attention or do I just need some time to recover?

Many thanks!

Category: Orthopedic Surgeon

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Category: Spine Surgeon
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I have read your query with diligence. After going through your x ray it looks that you may be having avulsion of periosteum over the acromion bone of shoulder, it means there is associated injury to rotator cuff which is a muscle of shoulder. At present you should keep your arm in pouch arm sling.
You may also have a MRI investigation to rule out any other injury.At present, you should do cold fomentation over your shoulder & take a good analgesic like Ibuprofen for relief.
Feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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