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After relocating a dislocated shoulder, what do doctors do to the damaged blood vessels or nerves?

After relocating a dislocated shoulder, what do doctors do to the damaged blood vessels or nerves?

Usually nothing: Most shoulder dislocations are not associated with any significant nerve or artery damage. Once the shoulder is relocated the tissues should heal. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How do you reset a dislocated shoulder without seeing a doctor?

How do you reset a dislocated shoulder without seeing a doctor?

It's not recommended: While some patients are able to easily put their shoulders back in without much effort, you should not do it yourself if it just doesn't "pop back in". It is a medical procedure with potential complications best performed by someone who has trained to avoid those complications. ...Read more

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Should I go see a doctor if I believe I dislocated shoulder? I think it's back in place already.

Should I go see a doctor if I believe I dislocated shoulder? I think it's back in place already.

Subluxation: True dislocation usually can't be selff located unless you are a recurrent dislocator partial dislocations called subluxations if it dosent hurt and you have full motion no need to go to doctor if it is first tome see a orthopedist to avoid recurrent dislocations. ...Read more

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Can i have a doctor write a prescription for an xray/ MRI for a dislocated shoulder if i'm now at school but saw them when i was in ny. Now in ma?

Can i have a doctor write a prescription for an xray/ MRI for a dislocated shoulder if i'm now at school but saw them when i was in ny. Now in ma?

Unfortunate: Each State licenses their Physicians, and you will have to go to a Doctor in MA to get a prescription for a study to be performed in MA. If you have a sympathetic Doctor in MA who sees a prescription from NY, then he or she may write one for you to use in MA, but most Doctors will correctly insist on another office visit and physical in MA. ...Read more

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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more

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I have dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage. Will I ever recover?

See details: Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. ...Read more

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How to fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

How to fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

Rehab: Gentle range of motion after 10-14 days then physical therapy. If this is the first dislocation it should be fully rehabilitated in 4-6 months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

What is the best way to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

Time, ROM, strength: If this is your first dislocation, time (rest) followed by gentle attempts to regain range of motion followed by rotator cuff strengthening is the recipe. You can do this under the guidance of a physical therapist or self-directed exercise. I strongly urge you to go to an ortho doc for an assessment of your risk for another shoulder dislocation in the future. ...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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What does it feel like to have a dislocated shoulder? How can I verify this is what I've got?

What does it feel like to have a dislocated shoulder? How can I verify this is what I've got?

Shoulder Dislocation: A shoulder dislocation is very painful and can be diagnosed by exam and X-rays. If you are concerned about this then make an appointment quickly to see an Orthopaedic surgeon or go to the ER if this just occurred to be evaluated and treated if necessary. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...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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What sort of shoulder sling should I get for a dislocated shoulder?

What sort of shoulder sling should I get for a dislocated shoulder?

Variable: The one that is comfortable. Most are ok with simple sling, others like the ultrasling. ...Read more

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How to sleep with dislocated shoulder ?

How to sleep with dislocated shoulder ?

Back/opposite side: Keep your shoulder immobilizer on and try to sleep on your back or on the opposite side, or partially on your side with some support behind you. Use ice as well. You will likely begin to work on range of motion at the two week point. ...Read more

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What are the typical treatments for a dislocated shoulder?

Depends...: The treatment for shoulder dislocations varies based on the reason why the shoulder is dislocating. Some shoulders dislocate because the ligaments that hold the shoulder together are loose. Traumatic dislocations usually result in a ligament tear. The treatment of the loose shoulder may simply be physical therapy, whereas the person with a tear might require surgery. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for a dislocated shoulder?

How long is the recovery period for a dislocated shoulder?

6-12 weeks: This depends greatly on other injuries that may have occurred during the dislocation. A simple shoulder dislocation without other injury typically recovers with therapy in 6-12 weeks. Shoulder dislocations that have other injuries such as rotator cuff tear or labral tears that commonly occur during a dislocation may require surgery and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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What are the results of a dislocated shoulder and what to do for physiotherapy?

What are the results of a dislocated shoulder and what to do for physiotherapy?

The first line of: Treatment should be evaluation by a sports medicine doc or orthopaedist. Dislocation can often just be subluxation and can be easily treated with physical therapy. If your shoulder is trly coming out of joint to the point where it has to be physically reduced back into place, therapy wont help and you are likely going to require a ahoulder stabilization procedure, either arthroscopic or open. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a dislocated shoulder and what to do for physiotherapy?

What are the effects of a dislocated shoulder and what to do for physiotherapy?

Dislocated shoulder: Effects of a dislocated shoulder are that you have torn the capsular ligaments surrounding the shoulder and these need to heal first once reduced, and followed by an orthopedist. If after healing there is any instability you may need an MRI and possible arthrocopic shoulder surgery. ...Read more

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How long will a dislocated shoulder take to heal enough so you can raise your arm again?

How long will a dislocated shoulder take to heal enough so you can raise your arm again?

DISLOCATED SHOULDER: Normally, a dislocated shoulder will fully heal in anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. It depends upon how serious it is, and what caused it in the first place. If it's from an injury, it will take considerably longer to heal. Best luck! ...Read more

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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

Occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. May also cause soft tissue ...Read more