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How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Further workup: Multiple shoulder dislocations warrant a visit to an orthopedic surgeon for further workup. There are some treatable conditions that can help for the patient with multiple shoulder dislocations. Physical exam, xray and/or MRI scan can be helpful to identify the underlying problem. Surgical intervention is sometimes needed.
Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
May need surgery: If the shoulder continues to dislocate after a course of physical therapy and/or activity modification, an unstable shoulder typically requires surgery to tighten up the labrum, capsule and ligaments.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Surgery.: Most times if you're disl;ocating more than 3 times, you may require surgical stabilization. See a sports medicine shoulder surgeon.
Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
PT or surgery: Initial shoulder dislocations in people over 30 years often respond well to conservative care such as therapy. Frequent shoulder dislocations are less likely to do well with pt because there is generally a structural reason for the instability. This can be a tear of the labram or bony defects in the glenoid or humeral head. A shoulder specialist can determine the cause of your dislocations.

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