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i'm 18 and active in sports and i have dislocated my shoulder, should i get surgery?

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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: If this is the first time you dislocated your shoulder, surgery is usually not the first treatment (except in certain circumstances like being in the military or a high-level collegiate or professional athlete, or if you have a more severe injury to the joint with loss of bone). Most shoulder dislocations can be successfully rehabilitated. Surgery is generally reserved for repeat dislocators.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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