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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
866 doctors shared insights

Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more


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How can I sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

How can I  sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

Carefully: Wear the sling as instructed. Use pain medicine as necessary. Try sleeping in a semi-recumbent position, like a lazy boy position. Either sleep in a recliner or use pillows to turn your bed into a recliner. ...Read more

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What is a good sleeping position after shoulder dislocation?

What is a good sleeping position after shoulder dislocation?

Anything Comfortable: You should just listen to your body and sleep in a comfortable position. Your doc and/or physical therapist may have some more specific suggestions depending on the specifics of your injury but comfort is a good guide. (most will find laying on their back with their arm resting on a pillow. Some, who cannot sleep on their back, find using a recliner and pillow to work well.). ...Read more

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How is a shoulder dislocation typically reduced?

How is a shoulder dislocation typically reduced?

Depends...: The way that shoulders are reduced is dependent on the direction it has dislocated. Many shoulder dislocations will reduce spontaneously as your are moving around on your way to the emergency room. If the shoulder is still dislocated in the emergency room, the reduction maneuver chosen by the doctor will be based on the xray findings. ...Read more

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What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

Age/activity dictate: The risk of sustaining a recurrent shoulder dislocation is higher in the adolescent than the young adult. Recurrence risk continues to decrease with increasing age. Contact sports and overall shoulder muscle weakness and poor rotator cuff musculature rehabilitation are also poor prognostic indicators. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

A sling.: A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but , in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Dislocation: Yes this condition can happen. The term for this is a subluxation. If it continues you need an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

Stabilization.: Shoulder stabilization is the name of the procedure. It is usually done on an outpatient basis. Usually takes about 2 hours. There are other forms of stabilization, depending on your specific findings. ...Read more

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After shoulder dislocation, patient can go to gym?

After shoulder dislocation, patient can go to gym?

Shoulder dislocation: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static ; dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. See a pt. ...Read more

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Getting a feeling of shoulder dislocation. What is a quick way for recovering from shoulder pain?

Getting a feeling of shoulder dislocation. What is a quick way for recovering from shoulder pain?

Probably not: Dislocated. Some people have instability of the shoulder. This can be related to laxity. I usually suggest rotator cuff strengthening and peri scapular strengthening. ...Read more

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If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

If I did a surgery would it be effective to stop  a re occurrence of the shoulder dislocation to happen?

Yes: Bankart procedure high success rate low conplication rate stay away from bone blocking procedures rhe bankart repair has a good track record no garuntees though with surgery but generally effective even in athletes and soldiers ...Read more

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My friend had a major shoulder dislocation . Since than he had many others. Now he can't do specific moves without causing it. Does he need surgery ?

My friend had a major shoulder dislocation . Since than he had many others. Now he can't do specific moves without causing it. Does he need surgery ?

Probably: Traumatic dislocations cause rutpure of the structures holding the sholder joint in place. It tears the capsule and ligaments as well as detaches the labrum the make the shoulder joint stable. Physical therapy can strengthen the muscles that prevent dislocation but if there are more than 2 dislocation with increasing frequency during normal activity surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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