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Could shoulder dislocations lead to arthritis?

Could shoulder dislocations lead to arthritis?

Yes: The more times a shoulder dislocates, the higher the likelihood that you will develop arthritis. Remember that people without dislocations also develop arthritis, so you are not alone. Recurrent shoulder dislocations is a debilitating problem that can be treated. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist in shoulders. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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If you dislocate your pinky does that mean you'll get arthritis in that finger?

If you dislocate your pinky does that mean you'll get arthritis in that finger?

Possibly: If a joint is damaged by dislocation it is at a higher risk for arthritis down the road. Dislocation will cause damage to the ligaments that hold the joint together. It can also damage the cartilage that covers the joint which can make it susceptible to arthritis. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you dislocate your pinky does that mean you will get arthritis in that finger?

I'm just wondering, if you dislocate your pinky does that mean you will get arthritis in that finger?

Not necessarily: Unless there was damage to the bones or joints at the time of dislocation. Most often, there is no significant bone or joint damage with an uncomplicated dislocation. ...Read more

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Dislocated thumb - lingering pain/weakness. Will arthritis set in?

Dislocated thumb - lingering pain/weakness.  Will arthritis set in?

Bad news: When you have dislocated thumb that not good , you should check out and treated. Thank you. ...Read more

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Multiple kneecap dislocations. Two failed lateral release 8 months. Trochler groove pretty straight across. Arthritis . Tkr vs mpfl?

Multiple kneecap dislocations. Two failed lateral release 8 months. Trochler groove pretty straight across. Arthritis . Tkr vs mpfl?

Let me explain: It depends on how much arthritis you have in the knee, if the joint really have a lot of arthritis i would advise tkr. If the changes are not much you have the reconstruction for know and possibly the tkr if needed when are more older . Good luck. ...Read more

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During a shoulder manipulation under anesthesia, can it dislocate? (had prior surgery for severe arthritis, trying to avoid replacement) thank you

During a shoulder manipulation under anesthesia, can it dislocate? (had prior surgery for severe arthritis, trying to avoid replacement)
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Rare: Manipulation is done for frozen shoulder, not for arthritis. Will not help arthritis. Would be extremely unlikely to dislocate, and by the same token extremely unlikely to help you regain and maintain rom. ...Read more

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I am 21. Have foot pain I have flat feet and was born with my hip dislocations. I have been tested for arthritis. What else could be causing this?

Many possibilities: With a history of hip dislocations it is important to understand why. Sometimes hips are dislocated related to position in the womb. However, bilateral hip dislocations are more unusual and may be a sign of an underlying condition. Low muscle tone, excessive joint flexibility, or nerve problems can be related to hip dislocation. I would see a neurologist to rule out one of those condiitions. ...Read more

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How to determine if i dislocated my finger?

How to determine if i dislocated my finger?

How does it look?: If the finger has a "bayonet" appearance at the joint, it is probably dislocated. It feel funny, and a little painful to move, which would not look like it is moving normally. If it is crooked or sideways, or if it is very painful to move, it would more likely be broken or featured. Regardless, both conditions need to be evaluated by x-ray and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How could i know if a finger is dislocated or sprained?

How could i know if a finger is dislocated or sprained?

See a hand doc: A dislocation is not subtle. There is considerable pain, deformity, stiffness and dysfunction. A sprain will typically result only in pain, swelling, and stiffness and should improve over time. A good examination and an xray can easily distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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How to treat dislocated finger?

How to treat dislocated finger?

Reduce: The dislocated finger needs to be reduced to anatomical alignment verified by x-ray. Then it needs to be supported to allow injured ligaments to heal while allowing motion to conserve joint function. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more