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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more


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Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

AC injury: This is a very commonly injured part of the shoulder It is where your collar bone attached to the anterior portion of your shoulder blade. Most of the time the injury gets treated without surgery , but the progress should be moinitered by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Dislocation: Shoulder dislocation is worse because if it does not heal then it can lead to recurrent dislocation. The collar bone fractures heal in 99% cases & most of the heal with conservative management. ...Read more

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I had two times dislocation of my right shoulder , after I did the MRI the orthopedic doctor said that my rotator cuff was injured, what should I do?

I had two times dislocation of my right shoulder , after I  did the MRI the orthopedic doctor said that my  rotator cuff was injured, what should I do?

Rotator Cuff Tear: In patients over 40 years of age, it becomes common to have a dislocation tear through the rotator cuff, especially through the "rotator interval". This type of tear doesn't heal on its own, but the dislocations often stop occurring. The problem is that pain and weakness persist after this type of rotator cuff tear. A large number of these patients end up with a rotator cuff repair. ...Read more

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How can I stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

PT or surgery: Initial shoulder dislocations in people over 30 years often respond well to conservative care such as therapy. Frequent shoulder dislocations are less likely to do well with pt because there is generally a structural reason for the instability. This can be a tear of the labram or bony defects in the glenoid or humeral head. A shoulder specialist can determine the cause of your dislocations. ...Read more

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Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Laxity: Ligaments hold bones together. Some people have ligaments that are looser than other people, allowing for more movement in joints. This is when people are described as "loose-jointed" or "double-jointed". Other times, an injury may have damaged the shoulder joint, and the structures that hold it in place may need to be repaired. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

Yes-protect shoulder: Working out can be safe with a history of shoulder instability with certain precautions. Your treating physician can best manage your activities based upon the stability of your injured shoulder. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder an scapula are important to maximize your potential for recovery both preoperatively and postoperatively if surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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How could i repair my shoulder from dislocations without surgery?

How could  i repair my shoulder from dislocations without surgery?

Not generally: In the past, we recommended a lot of physical therapy to improve the dynamic stability of shoulders. However, for patients that dislocate, strengthening does not help in containing the shoulder. Either the body is able to restore function and stability or not. Other options are rarely successful if there is persistent instability. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more