What is included in the physical exam to evaluate hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The physical examination of a patient with shoulder dysfunction associated with hemiplegia is extensive, because the physician is required to assess the involved musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. It should include observation, palpation, and neurologic examination.


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