A 45-year-old member asked:
how does dislocated shoulder feel like?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mena Mesiha answered
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Extreme Pain: A dislocated shoulder is very very painful and very limited in range of motion, as a rule. When examining patients in the emergency room one rule of thumb is that if a patient can put their arm across their body to touch the opposite shoulder then their shoulder is not dislocated out the front (if it is out the back then external rotation would be very limited).
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
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