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How can you fix a dislocated shoulder?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends....: The treatment of shoulder dislocations is based on whether or not it is recurrent (more than one dislocation) and why it dislocated. Some shoulders dislocate because the ligaments are loose, and some because the ligaments or "labrum" is torn. Some people are treated with physical therapy, and some need to consider surgery.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Fix?: Initial or multiple dislocations? Traumatic or atraumatic? Fx present or not? Usually you can do pt if dislocation happened at an older age. If younger more prone to repeat dislocations and may need surgery. Needs evaluation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I do about a dislocated shoulder?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
See your surgeon: A dislocated shoulder tends to continue to dislocate, each time causing damage that makes the problem worse each time. Surgery is not always needed, but the evaluation is import to address your individual situation. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for assistance!

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