X-ray of the shoulder
In emergent exams, exclude fractures (see X-ray of fractures) and misalignment.
Misalignment can be in the form of dislocation, while a superior movement of the humerus in the joint indicates a rotator cuff tear. Further reading:
Non-emergent exams generally only need to answer the requests on the referral.
In case of findings in the acromioclavicular joint, consider specific X-ray of the acromioclavicular joint.
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