A 20-year-old male asked:
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i'm 20 years old and dislocated my shoulder swimming. mri indicates a bankart tear of the labrum. is surgery necessary for me to return to weightliftg?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Most likely: Contact orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder arthroscopic procedures. Without seeing your MRI and examining you it is impossible to make surgical decision.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.com/unstable-shoulder.htm
Feb 27, 2013
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Ortho consult: Better consult an orthopedic doctor.
Answered on Jan 30, 2013
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Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Be careful: Once you have dislocated your shoulder, it can become unstable, and you may be prone to future dislocations. An orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine doctor can evaluate your injury (by physical exam and looking at your mri) and determine what level of activity you should have and if/when surgery might be needed.
Answered on Jan 30, 2013
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