A 31-year-old male asked:
I dislocated my shoulder and the muscle deteriorated and now i don't have a muscle in my left shoulder. is it possible to get my shoulder muscle back?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes through PT: Physical therapy is an important intervention. The good news for dislocations is that this is one disease/event which occurs less often as we get older. The ligaments stiffen and make it more difficult for the bones to dislocate.
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Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Muscle wasting: I am concerned that you may have had a nerve injury secondary to your dislocation. This is usually the cause of posttraumatic muscle deterioration. You will need to have a nerve study (emg/ncs) to determine your nerve function then a decision can be made about the future health of your muscle.
5.8k viewsReviewed Sep 30, 2019
Last updated Sep 30, 2019
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