Layups and dislocations all day
A 21 year old male presents to the ED after he fell playing basketball. He states he was reenacting the final game of Kobe Bryant’s NBA career, and after shooting so many times (because this is after all Kobe Bryant), he was attempting his 26th layup when he felt sudden pain and fell, getting dirt from the side court all over his recently signed Kobe Bryant Lakers jersey. He arrives to the ED in extreme right shoulder pain with stable vitals and right arm abrasions. Which of the following is true?
A. Posterior dislocations have a higher risk of neurological deficit
B. Axillary nerve deficit is most commonly found in posterior dislocations
C. Posterior dislocation can be effectively ruled out if the patient can perform external rotation
D. The ability to touch the opposite shoulder does not rule out anterior dislocation