A 18-year-old male asked:
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i grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, i had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can i test by how much my ligament are loose?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
What is Cause: It is important that you find out the cause of your recurrent problems with the shoulder with respect to a specific anatomic cause. If you have not had a recent mri, i would recommend an arthrogram/mri where they put dye in the shoulder first followed my mri. Conditions: marfans, ehlers danlos syndromes which are associated with joint laxity. See your pediatrician for evaluation.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unstable Shoulder?: It is difficult to tell if you are still experiencing symptoms or are concerned about how much you can safely push your shoulder. If you are still having symptoms, please consider an evaluation with a shoulder specialist that routinely treats global or multidirectional instability. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/.
Answered on Jul 3, 2013
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