Case: Shoulder pain in an Adolescent Boy

An 18-year-old adolescent boy presents with left shoulder pain following a fall from tree 2 days prior. He is unable to lift the arm to the side or in front of him. Anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the left shoulder (figure 1 and 2) are obtained from the radiology department.

Based on the patient’s radiographs, which of the following is the best treatment?
2.long arms hanging cast reduction and internal fixation
4.closed reduction and percutaneous pinning

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