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How can you relocate a dislocated shoulder?

How can you relocate a dislocated shoulder?

Manipulation: Dislocated shoulders can almost always be reduced into place by an orthopaedic surgeon or most emergency department physicians. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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


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How do you learn to relocate a dislocated shoulder?

How do you learn to relocate a dislocated shoulder?

Orthopaedic training: One learns to reduce dislocated shoulders and other joints with hands-on training that is part of many residency training programs within the health field. Many therapists, physician assistants, and aprns are also trained to manage/reduce dislocated shoulders. ...Read more

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How could I relocate my dislocated shoulder?

How could I relocate my dislocated shoulder?

Go to Er: If you can relocate it yourself you have recurrent shoulder instability surgery can keepit in and stable there is a technique over the back of chair pain control and muscle relaxation is usually needed. ...Read more

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How can I "pop" a dislocated shoulder back into it's socket?

How can I "pop" a dislocated shoulder back into it's socket?

You can't: Unless it has come out of joint many times, it requires a trained physician to relocate a dislocated shoulder. ...Read more

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Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A brace that limits your shoulder motion can be worn to reduce the risk, but it. .. well. .. limits your motion and can be annoying to wear. Surgery is another option to reduce your risk. An ortho surgeon who does shoulders can tell you more. ...Read more

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How can I get dislocated shoulder back into place?

See a doctor: Shoulder dislocations require getting the diagnosis right (direction of dislocation) and requires special treatment to reduce (put the joint back into place). It is usually done with the patient asleep or at least sedated. In our hands it is almost always gently done with the patient awake and requires significant training to perfect. ...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.

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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Sharp pain on shoulder when laying down? It feels like pressure on my chest &back. (i had a dislocated shoulder in the past)

Sharp pain on shoulder when laying down? It feels like pressure on my chest &back. (i had a dislocated shoulder in the past)

Bursitis?: If pain is when you are lying down on the side where you had dislocated shoulder, then this could be bursitis. or tendonitis. Apply Ice and take Anti Inflamatory 3/day for 3 days and see if there is any improvement. If not consult your Doctor. ...Read more

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How can you fix a dislocated shoulder?

Depends....: The treatment of shoulder dislocations is based on whether or not it is recurrent (more than one dislocation) and why it dislocated. Some shoulders dislocate because the ligaments are loose, and some because the ligaments or "labrum" is torn. Some people are treated with physical therapy, and some need to consider surgery. ...Read more

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What to do for my dislocated shoulder?

What to do for my dislocated shoulder?

Get it reduced: First time? Traumatic? Needs evaluation assuming it is in proper place. Need exercises to strengthen. Might need pt, MRI or surgery. ...Read more

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How could you heal a dislocated shoulder?

How could you heal a dislocated shoulder?

See orthopedist: Initially rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator. ...Read more

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What should I do for a dislocated shoulder?

What should I do for a dislocated shoulder?

Depends: It depends on many factors that you should go over in detail with a sports medicine or shoulder surgeon. How loose your ligaments are, your activity level, age, previous dislocations, and athletic involvement all help to determine your risk of having additional pain or dislocations. You may or may not decide upon surgery after such a discussion. ...Read more

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Seperate or dislocated shoulder, how to know?

Seperate or dislocated shoulder, how to know?

Exam, xray, mri: One can tell if a joint such as an AC joint is separated
of dislocated by a combination of exam, xray and mri
A separated joint may be grade 1-3 and the joint may
be subluxed or partially out of place
A dislocated joint is totally out of place and usually needs to be reduced or put back in the proper position ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dislocated shoulder?

Pain: Pain, loss of motion and a bulge in front of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Heat or cold on dislocated shoulder?

Heat or cold on dislocated shoulder?

Cold: Ice is generally used in the "acute" setting after an injury to reduce inflammation by restricting blood flow to the area. The "acute" timeline is not truly defined but acute can be considered upto a week after injury. Afterwards both cold and heat can be used. Rememeber ice it down after irritation from injury or activity. Heat it up to initiate circulation and healing or before exercise/therapy. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the cure for a dislocated shoulder?

Physical therapy.: If you're a first time dislocator, generally physical therapy is indicated, to strengthen the shoulder musculature, to prevent further dislocations. If you are a recurrent dislocator, you may require surgical stabilization. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a dislocated shoulder?

What is the best way to rehab a dislocated shoulder?

Rest: Resting allows the ligaments to have a chance at healing. 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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Would a dislocated shoulder be really bad for a quarterback?

Would a dislocated shoulder be really bad for a quarterback?

Unfortunately yes: Young males who are involved in contact sports have a high rate of redislocation with a non-operative approach. Therefore, most quarterbacks would need surgery on their shoulder.
To throw a ball, a significant amount of range of motion of the shoulder is required. Surgery for a dislocated shoulder may result in a mild loss of range of motion which may inhibit the quarterback's ability to throw. ...Read more