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Could you have a dislocated shoulder and full range of motion at the same time?

Could you have a dislocated shoulder and full range of motion at the same time?

No: There are two main types of shoulder dislocations: anterior and posterior. Either type of dislocation is very painful and always associated with a limitation in arm movement. I have never seen a shoulder dislocation where there was still full range of arm motion. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

A glenohumeral dislocation occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. Most glenohumeral dislocations occur when the humerus slips forward (anterior) on the fossa. A disocated shoulder must be reduced, & a post-reduction x-ray is necessary to check for any fractures/ ensure proper realignment. Dislocations may also cause soft tissue ...Read more


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Can I have a full, normal range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?

Can I have a full, normal range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?

Yes: Surgery for a dislocated shoulder involves repairing the labrum back to the glenoid. The glenoid is the socket of the shoulder joint and is significantly smaller the the humeral head, which is the ball. To make up this size difference, the socket is surrounded by the thick labral tissue. This tissue is torn during a dislocation, repair prevents instability and shouldn't limit motion. ...Read more

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Will I have a full, normal, range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?

Will I have a full, normal, range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?

Generally yes: Generally it would be expected that you have return of full motion after shoulder dislocation surgery, but specifics will depend on the type of dislocation, chronicity of the dislocation, and type of surgery performed. Consult with your orthopedist for your specific situation. ...Read more

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I need surgery for a dislocated shoulder and have been meaning to get my knee done as well. Can i get both at the same time? How much rehab is there?

I need surgery for a dislocated shoulder and have been meaning to get my knee done as well. Can i get both at the same time? How much rehab is there?

No way: When one has surgery on a knee, crutches are often needed. This could put a lot of stress on any shoulder repair that you have done. The amount of rehab that will be required will be determined by the operating surgeon who will make the final decision after the surgery. ...Read more

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How much time does a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

How much time does a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

6 weeks: At age 40 you have a greater than 80% chance of a full recovery in 3 months. You should start moving by 3 weeks and exercising at 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long would it take to heal a dislocated shoulder the second time?

How long would it take to heal a dislocated shoulder the second time?

4-6 weeks: Unfortunately if you have 2 or 3 dislocations in the same shoulder it may be a more complicated problem you may have an underlying instability issue which may need to be addressed i would try 4-6 weeks of rest and then rehab but if it keeps happening you might need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the typical recuperation time for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the typical recuperation time for a dislocated shoulder?

2-3 months: For first time simple shoulder dislocations after 2-3 months you can return to regular activities however further dislocations may occur. Also people over 40 with a first time dislocation need an MRI to make sure they don't have a rotator cuff tear. If there is pain feelings of a loose shoulder or multiple dislocations, then arthroscopic surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Dislocated shoulder 9yrs ago, collarbone is popped out at the shoulder, occasional pain & tingling, full mobility, no weakening. Prob cause? Thanks!

Shoulder or AC: Sounds like acromioclavicluar (ac) joint instability. Did you dislocate your shoulder or ac joint 9 years ago? Many people mistakenly think an ac dislocation is a shoulder dislocation. I would see an orthopedist for advice. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

Variable.: At 29 anywhere bn 2-3 weeks and 3 months. Try rehab, but if it is unstable consider surgery. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

Rapid but variable: Most initial (1st time) shoulder dislocations, once reduced, allow for rapid rehabilitation and recovery. Motion and strength recovery, though variable, occurs progressively over the 3-6 weeks. Residual instability or a sense of impending recurrent dislocation (or subluxation) is age and activity dependent. Younger more active patients are more likely to complain of recurrence than older patients. ...Read more

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