A 29-year-old man presents to your ED with left should pain that started immediately after he struck a volley ball during his serve. On exam, the left arm is held in slight abduction and external rotation. The patient is unable to touch his uninjured shoulder with the hand from his injured arm. His radiograph is seen below.
1. What two nerves are at risk for injury?
2. How do you test the integrity of these potential nerve injuries?
3. What is a Hill-Sachs deformity?
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