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why does my shoulder dislocate so easily?

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Dr. Don Buford
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Injury or congenital: There are 2 broad categories of shoulder instability. Some patients have a traumatic injury that leads to a shoulder dislocation or subluxation and sometimes recurrent instability. Other patients are born with "loose" shoulders (and often other loose joints) and may have shoulder dislocations without significant trauma. Without knowing a little more history it would be difficult to determine for u
Answered on Jan 7, 2015
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ligaments: The two most common causes of recurrent shoulder dislocations are a generalized ligamentous laxity that causes instability or a specific injury to a structure in the shoulder that subsequently make the shoulder unstable.
Answered on Aug 18, 2019

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