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what are the typical treatments for a dislocated shoulder?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends...: The treatment for shoulder dislocations varies based on the reason why the shoulder is dislocating. Some shoulders dislocate because the ligaments that hold the shoulder together are loose. Traumatic dislocations usually result in a ligament tear. The treatment of the loose shoulder may simply be physical therapy, whereas the person with a tear might require surgery.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Shoulder instability: Depending on age, it would be reasonable to start with rest (in a sling), followed by strengthening exercises outlined by a physical therapist. You will want to avoid extremes of forward flexion and external rotation (hand behind your head) for a period of time. Surgery is needed if you continue to demonstrate instability or pain.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Surgery.: If the patient is young and has recurrent dislocations, generally surgical stabilization is recommended. In the older individual, who rarely dislocates, physical therapy might do the trick.

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