A 38-year-old member asked:
what should i do for a dislocated shoulder?
2 doctor answers
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 level, age, previous dislocations, and athletic involvement all help to determine your risk of having additional pain or dislocations. You may or may not decide upon surgery after such a discussion.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See orthopedist: Initially rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
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