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High riding shoulder

A high-riding shoulder refers to the superior displacement/subluxation of the humeral head with resultant decrease in the acromiohumeral distance.

The differential for a high-riding shoulder is:

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Article information

rID: 12378
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs, cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • High riding humeral head
  • Superior humeral head subluxation
  • Superior subluxation of the humeral head

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: rheumatoid arthritis
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  • Case 2: rotator cuff tear
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