A 53-year-old member asked:
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how can you relocate a dislocated shoulder?

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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.
Answered on Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Manipulation: Dislocated shoulders can almost always be reduced into place by an orthopaedic surgeon or most emergency department physicians.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Go to ER: There are several techniques to reduce a shoulder. All patients should be seen in the er to make sure that there is no fracture or persistent dislocation.
Answered on Aug 16, 2013

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