A 45-year-old member asked:
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are there some genetic reasons i get shoulder joint dislocation off and on?

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Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibility exists: There exists a group of connective tissue disorders that can be associated with excessive joint laxity and in some cases recurrent dislocations. In its more severe forms other tissues can be affected as well, however these inheritable disorders are rather rare and generally are not identified in most individuals who experience a joint dislocation.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: There are genetic forms of ligamentous lacity.
Answered on Jan 19, 2013

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