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Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain following stroke

04 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Shoulder pain is a common problem following stroke. Patients may present with varying degrees of paralysis (hemiplegia), which commonly affects the arm. As a...

History taking and clinical examination of the shoulder

02 April 2009

Emergency Nurse


Prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment for common shoulder problems depends on the ability of practitioners to distinguish between traumatic and non-traumatic...

Assessment and management of rotator cuff tears

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse


The lack of national guidance and consensus in the literature on the management of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) is such that treatment of them is often based on the...

Managing acute shoulder injuries in the emergency department

01 October 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Patients with shoulder injuries commonly present to emergency departments (EDs) and minor injury units and it is vital that they receive the same high standard of...

Pain relief in the treatment of shoulder injury

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse


Anterior shoulder dislocation (ASD) is a common presentation in emergency departments, yet there is no national guidance on the use of sedation or analgesia. This...