2016 June

Impingement syndrome shoulder

Impingement syndrome shoulder

Male patient aged 44 referred by the GP with impingement diagnosis of the left shoulder.  He had already tried physiotherapy and rehabilitation, this without positive results. He is now up for surgery (MRI showed bursitis and changes of the supraspinatus tendon). The patient works as a carpenter, which has been difficult the last year. He feels that he does not have any force left, its painful almost at all times and he can only abduct the shoulder 20 to 30 degrees and has extreme limited external rotation. He experiences sharp local pain by the acromion and some more diffuse pain on the posterior and lateral side of the upper humerus. Difficult to sleep due to pain. Classic impingement syndrome.

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