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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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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

A glenohumeral dislocation occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. Most glenohumeral dislocations occur when the humerus slips forward (anterior) on the fossa. A disocated shoulder must be reduced, & a post-reduction x-ray is necessary to check for any fractures/ ensure proper realignment. Dislocations may also cause soft tissue ...Read more


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I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH RIGHT DISLOCATION OF STERNOCLAVACUL JOINT AND DISLOCATION OF SHOULDER I HAVE A DEFORMED COLLAR BONE CAN IT BE FIXED?

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH RIGHT DISLOCATION OF STERNOCLAVACUL JOINT AND DISLOCATION OF SHOULDER I HAVE A DEFORMED COLLAR BONE CAN IT BE FIXED?

Yes but: Yes the dislocated shoulder has to be reduced in a timely fashion otherwise the head of the humerus become necrotising and has to be replaced. The dislocated Stegner clavicle joint could be reduced surgically to minimize the deformity . Check with your bone doctor ...Read more

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I have reoccurring shoulder dislocation, is it just getting weaker every time this happens?

I have reoccurring shoulder dislocation, is it just getting weaker every time this happens?

Surgery.: For recurrent dislocations, surgery may be indicated. Please see an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can go into more detail with you. ...Read more

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How can I sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

How can I  sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

Carefully: Wear the sling as instructed. Use pain medicine as necessary. Try sleeping in a semi-recumbent position, like a lazy boy position. Either sleep in a recliner or use pillows to turn your bed into a recliner. ...Read more

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If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop  a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

Yes: Bankart procedure high success rate low conplication rate stay away from bone blocking procedures rhe bankart repair has a good track record no garuntees though with surgery but generally effective even in athletes and soldiers ...Read more

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How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation.. I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation..  I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

Depends: Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets). Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation. ...Read more

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It's 10 months since my first anterior shoulder dislocation, are there any exercises I should stay away from at the gym (weightlifting) ?

See details: It is impossible to say with the minimal information you supplied. What was the cause of the dislocation? What damage was done to the shoulder as the result? Are you still having any pain? The basic answer is to start slowly and stop if any shoulder symptoms occur. ...Read more

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Will physical theropy repair a small lebral tear after an anterior shoulder dislocation? Because i want to play crossfit (overhead sport)

Will physical theropy repair a small lebral tear after an anterior  shoulder dislocation?  Because i want to play crossfit (overhead sport)

No: A labral tear will not heal on its own. Therapy can help with the pain so if you are clinically not having recurrent instability and just dealing with pain at this point i think therapy is appropriate. Any recurrent instability episode however or continued pain is going to be best managed with surgical repair. ...Read more

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I am 19, how can I fully recover from my first ever shoulder dislocation and I also go gym and play sports for fun and I am a student aswell ?

I am 19, how can I fully recover from my first ever shoulder dislocation and I also go gym and play sports for fun and I am a student aswell ?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Need to restrengthen muscles and allow damaged/stretched ligamentous attachments to heal. Physical therapy, or specific prescribed exercises, will help. Be sure to stretch appropriately as the healing process progresses to maintain flexibility. The amount of time and intensity required for training differs based on severity. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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