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What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

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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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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I had shoulder dislocation 2 times . How can I prevent it from happening again? I hav an active life style and want to continue that.

I had shoulder dislocation 2 times . How can I prevent it from happening again?  I hav an active life style and want to continue that.

Activity: Modification is critical. It sounds like you should work on strengthening of the rotator cuff and shoulder muscles. Despite this, if you continue dislocating surgery is warranted. ...Read more

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Would I need a medical waiver for getting out of work after a shoulder dislocation?

Would I need a medical waiver for getting out of work after a shoulder dislocation?

Job description: Depending upon one's work requirement (ie overhead activity) one may need to be off work for up to two months. An orthopaedic history and exam would answer that question. ...Read more

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How i can safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (slap tear, 6 months ago)

Be careful with : Press exercises. The best treatment would be to focus on higher repetition and lower weight exercises. Also have a spotter in the event you struggle. I would really try to avoid struggling and maxing out. ...Read more

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How can I safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 months ago)

Gentle presses : Machine or light dumbbell chest presses, with light weight and high reps. Avoid allowing the elbows to cross behind the chest, as this puts more stress on the shoulder joint and rotator cuff. Short arc flyes with the same precautions in mind are also acceptable. ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Before beginning ...: Before beginning rehab for a shoulder dislocation, you should be evaluated (minimum of exam and x-rays by a qualified physician) to rule out injuries, such as a fracture, that require early surgical intervention. If cleared, a rehab program, including scapulothoracic stabilization and balanced rotator cuff strengthening, under the guidance of a pt or atc may be safely instituted and progressed. ...Read more

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What physical therapy exercises should I do after a shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff/scapula: Rotaor cuff strengthening and scapular stabilizing exercises are considered important aspects of any graduated shoulder rehabilitation program. Your physical therapist and treating physician will likely have a standardized protocol that they would like for you to follow. ...Read more

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Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

You need therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation.. I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation..  I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

Depends: Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets). Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more