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How long can it take a dislocated shoulder to get better?

How long can it take a dislocated shoulder to get better?

Depends: Sometimes shoulders that dislocate do not ever dislocate again and people have complete recovery. If multiple dislocations occur been surgery can sometimes be needed to stop the dislocations. ...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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How long can a dislocated shoulder take to heal?

Depends: 6 weeks or more depending on several variables including was this a first time dislocation or one of multiple, the age of the individual, did a labral injury occuror did a fracture occur? ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal my dislocated shoulder?

6 - 8 weeks: For a first time dislocator without other issues (i.e. No fractures, nerve damage, or recurrent shoulder subluxations on x-rays) you are typically in a sling for the first week or so. Then you should start range of motion and strengthening with a therapist. Most people do well and can get back to activities. But, if you still have feelings the shoulder is slipping you may need further testing. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

Dislocated shoulder: Even a once-dislocated shoulder has a higher rate of dislocation. In general, soft tissue is made of collagen, which takes 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long for a dislocated shoulder to heal?

6-8 weeks standard: A dislocated shoulder that is reduced and now stable can undergo early guided physical therapy. Slings are usually disgarded as early as possible to avoid significant atrophy and stiffness. Strengthening can start once full active motion is regained. ...Read more

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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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Can anyone tell me how long it would take to heal a dislocated shoulder?

Can anyone tell me how long it would take to heal a dislocated shoulder?

Dislocated shoulder: After a shoulder dislocation the ligaments take an average of 6 weeks to heal. Then there is rehab to strengthen the shoulder which can take another 4-6 weeks. If there is continued episodes of dislocation then surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take dislocated shoulder to heal so i can start climbing again?

Highly variable: Time to healing is a result of many variables that include the actual gravity of the dislocation and degree of tissue trauma. True shoulder dislocations commonly have a major tear of the suporting anteriro capsule and ligaments from the glenoid (deep shoulder joint supporting bone). Strength and motion and confidence in shoulder function and stability need to return prior to restarting climbing. ...Read more

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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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