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Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

Rest: There is no specific exercise that will prevent a shoulder from dislocating again. It has more to do with the bony and ligamentous structures. However, scapular stabilizer strengthening (upper back) can place your shoulder in a better position overall. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more


Dr. Audie Rolnick Dr. Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

Beware : First dislocation? If this is first dislocation at your age might be ok after rehab. Avoid rotating arm backwards. If goes out again likely needs MRI and possible surgery. It is more important the position or movements you make that determine the stability of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Dr. Andre Panagos Dr. Panagos
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
18 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Strengthening: You should really focus on strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Make sure you do this with a physical therapist to make sure your are doing it correctly and not increasing your risk of a repeat shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

Dr. Tandy Freeman Dr. Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Before beginning ...: Before beginning rehab for a shoulder dislocation, you should be evaluated (minimum of exam and x-rays by a qualified physician) to rule out injuries, such as a fracture, that require early surgical intervention. If cleared, a rehab program, including scapulothoracic stabilization and balanced rotator cuff strengthening, under the guidance of a pt or atc may be safely instituted and progressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino Dr. Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What physical therapy exercises should I do after a shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff/scapula: Rotaor cuff strengthening and scapular stabilizing exercises are considered important aspects of any graduated shoulder rehabilitation program. Your physical therapist and treating physician will likely have a standardized protocol that they would like for you to follow. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

You need therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grutter Dr. Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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How can I stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

PT or surgery: Initial shoulder dislocations in people over 30 years often respond well to conservative care such as therapy. Frequent shoulder dislocations are less likely to do well with pt because there is generally a structural reason for the instability. This can be a tear of the labram or bony defects in the glenoid or humeral head. A shoulder specialist can determine the cause of your dislocations. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

Surgery.: Most times if you're disl;ocating more than 3 times, you may require surgical stabilization. See a sports medicine shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Luks Dr. Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
New York Medical College
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How is a shoulder dislocation typically reduced?

Depends...: The way that shoulders are reduced is dependent on the direction it has dislocated. Many shoulder dislocations will reduce spontaneously as your are moving around on your way to the emergency room. If the shoulder is still dislocated in the emergency room, the reduction maneuver chosen by the doctor will be based on the xray findings. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino Dr. Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

Age/activity dictate: The risk of sustaining a recurrent shoulder dislocation is higher in the adolescent than the young adult. Recurrence risk continues to decrease with increasing age. Contact sports and overall shoulder muscle weakness and poor rotator cuff musculature rehabilitation are also poor prognostic indicators. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation: Yes pullups put stress on the shoulder joint and you could get another dislocation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

A sling.: A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but , in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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How could i repair my shoulder from dislocations without surgery?

How could  i repair my shoulder from dislocations without surgery?

Not generally: In the past, we recommended a lot of physical therapy to improve the dynamic stability of shoulders. However, for patients that dislocate, strengthening does not help in containing the shoulder. Either the body is able to restore function and stability or not. Other options are rarely successful if there is persistent instability. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Dislocation: Yes this condition can happen. The term for this is a subluxation. If it continues you need an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Dr. Rick Pospisil Dr. Pospisil
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

AC injury: This is a very commonly injured part of the shoulder It is where your collar bone attached to the anterior portion of your shoulder blade. Most of the time the injury gets treated without surgery , but the progress should be moinitered by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What is a good brace that prevents shoulder dislocations?

What is a good brace that prevents shoulder dislocations?

Stabilizing brace.: There are a number of "shoulder stabilizing braces" that can be found on the internet. It should be advertised as appropriate for anterior shoulder dislocations. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Witlin Dr. Witlin
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
42 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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What is a temporary treatment for lasik flap dislocation?

What is a temporary treatment for lasik flap dislocation?

No temporary fix: A displaced lasik flap needs to be properly re-positioned as soon as possible. A surgeon must put the flap back into its proper position. Many problems can arise if it is not done, including loss of vision and infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan Dr. Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How to tell the difference between subluxation and shoulder dislocation?

How to tell the difference between subluxation and shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder instability: Subluxation and dislocation are both terms used to describe varying degrees of instability of the shoulder. Dislocation means the ball completely comes out of the joint, and frequently has to be relocated (by self or someone else). A subluxation is when the ball start to come out, but reduces or relocates before coming all the way out. ...Read more

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