A 19-year-old male asked:
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i have dislocated my shoulder, how can i prevent it from re occurring? so that i can play sports etc

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Strengthen your...: Posterior deltoid strengthening is the best one exercise. Also lat rows will help!
Answered on May 21, 2015
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery?: at 19 years old, you have a high risk of recurrence especially if you play collision sports. Some military studies show risk of recurrence up to 90% but with reduction down to 10% with surgery. If not collision sport or older then risk is less. Rehab with strengthening of internal rotators (front shoulder muscles) may help
Answered on May 21, 2015
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