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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends....: The treatment of shoulder dislocations is based on whether or not it is recurrent (more than one dislocation) and why it dislocated. Some shoulders d ... Read More
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fix?: Initial or multiple dislocations? Traumatic or atraumatic? Fx present or not? Usually you can do pt if dislocation happened at an older age. If younge ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get it reduced: First time? Traumatic? Needs evaluation assuming it is in proper place. Need exercises to strengthen. Might need pt, MRI or surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Extreme Pain: A dislocated shoulder is very very painful and very limited in range of motion, as a rule. When examining patients in the emergency room one rule of t ... Read More
Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Painful: Typically patients are in excruciating pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, therapy: Rest and physical therapy are the keys to recovering from a shoulder dislocation. Sometimes, even after rest and pt, the shoulder can still feel unsta ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Very painful: A dislocated shoulder is unable to move normally. If you can do normal range of motion, then it may not be dislocated, just painful for any number of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on many factors that you should go over in detail with a sports medicine or shoulder surgeon. How loose your ligaments are, your activity l ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See physician: A dislocated shoulder needs urgent reduction. This is usually performed in an emergency room setting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Best not to: It is always best to seek medical attention after a shoulder dislocation. However this is not always possible and one may have to relocate their own s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Physical therapy: I assume your shoulder "was popped back" in place. At this time, you need to focus on getting your muscles to go back to normal routine. Physical ther ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Exam, xray, mri: One can tell if a joint such as an AC joint is separated of dislocated by a combination of exam, xray and mri A separated joint may be grade 1-3 and t ... Read More

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