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Why is the shoulder more commonly dislocated than the hip?

Why is the shoulder more commonly dislocated than the hip?

Anatomy: The shoulder joint is a little like a golf ball on a tee, and relies on ligaments and muscles to remain in position (located). The hip is more like a ball inside a socket, or a bowl that wraps halfway around the ball. It is much easier to knock a ball off a golf tee, than out of a bowl. ...Read more

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Which is more likely to get a dislocated hip or dislocated shoulder?

Which is more likely to get a dislocated hip or dislocated shoulder?

Shoulder: The shoulder has the most mobility of any joint in the body so is also much more likely to become unstable.
http://www.theshouldercenter.com/unstable-shoulder.htm. ...Read more

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Why is the shoulder easier to dislocate than the hip joint? Explanations please?

Why is the shoulder easier to dislocate than the hip joint? Explanations please?

Mechanics: The hip is a ball and socket type joint with strong supporting ligaments which give it inherent stability whereas the shoulder is practically a ball hanging in space which depends more on the integrity of the ligaments, cartilage(labrum) and muscles to stay in proper position. The shoulder has much more freedom of movement. In addition, there are more injury mechanisms in our typical activites. ...Read more

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Broke my femurs, ankles, ltwrist, fractured hip & dislocated my shoulder in a motorcycle accident. What are some potential issues I should look out 4?

Broke my femurs, ankles, ltwrist, fractured hip & dislocated my shoulder in a motorcycle accident. What are some potential issues I should look out 4?

Arthritis: That many bony injuries, you are lucky to be alive. Any fracture associated with joints may become arthritic prematurely over time. Chronic pain is another potential issue. Give up the bike and stay alive. ...Read more

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I have knee, hip, pelvis and shoulder dislocations and subluxations, and most- almost all my joints are hypermobile. What could this be caused by?

I have knee, hip, pelvis and shoulder dislocations and subluxations, and most- almost all my joints are hypermobile. What could this be caused by?

Hypermobile joint sy: Dear you probably suffer from congenital hypermobile syndrome. They are several conditions and all of thben are due to abnormalities of the connective tissue. You should see a pediatrician or a dr that specializes in genetics, a lot of this diseases are inherited. ...Read more

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Why does my shoulder dislocate so easily?

Why does my shoulder dislocate so easily?

Ligaments: The two most common causes of recurrent shoulder dislocations are a generalized ligamentous laxity that causes instability or a specific injury to a structure in the shoulder that subsequently make the shoulder unstable. ...Read more

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Which way does shoulder usually dislocate?

Which way does shoulder usually dislocate?

Anterior (Forward): Anterior dislocations, where the ball or top of the humerus dislocates forward is by far the most common form of instability or direction of the dislocation. Next is posterior where the ball of the shoulder goes back and then there are shoulders that can dislocate in many directions... Or multi-directional instability. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my shoulder is dislocated?

No: You would know about a dislocated shoulder. Can be neuromuscular problem, spinal problem, postural problem. Should be checked out if a concern. ...Read more

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How can tell if your shoulder is dislocated?

How can tell if your shoulder is dislocated?

It won't move: The contour of the deltoid changes it actually looks Square and of course it won't move because it's locked out of the joint ...Read more

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Could a shoulder dislocate and go right back in?

Could a shoulder dislocate and go right back in?

Yes, very common: You describe a shoulder subluxation, whereby the shoulder joint transiently moves out-of-place enough to give a sensation of pain (sometimes) and discomfort. A shoulder that slips out of place and requires a healthcare provider to relocate the joint is call a shoulder dislocation. Shoulder subluxations are much more common than actual dislocations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to dislocate your shoulder on purpose?

Some People Can: There is a certain subset of shoulder instability that has a voluntary component. This is usually in people that are "loose jointed" and it often involves a pattern of muscle firing that pulls the shoulder in and out of joint. ...Read more

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How can you fix a dislocated shoulder?

How can you fix a dislocated shoulder?

Depends....: The treatment of shoulder dislocations is based on whether 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 lose 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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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

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How can you know if you dislocated your hip?

How can you know if you dislocated your hip?

Pain: It is usually intensely painful. A dislocated hip is nearly impossible to walk on and for a natural hip, usually follows severe trauma. ...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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Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Laxity: Ligaments hold bones together. Some people have ligaments that are looser than other people, allowing for more movement in joints. This is when people are described as "loose-jointed" or "double-jointed". Other times, an injury may have damaged the shoulder joint, and the structures that hold it in place may need to be repaired. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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For what reason did my shoulder dislocate so easy?

Depends: If you've had any previous injuries to your shoulder, you may have a damaged joint or supporting soft tissues which make you more susceptible. Alternatively, there are patients with abnormal flexibility in their soft tissues who will dislocate more easily. Either way, there are treatments that can help, all the way up to surgery, so see a physician if this is a persistent problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I dislocated my shoulder and I'm in a lot of pain?

What to do if I dislocated my shoulder and I'm in a lot of pain?

See your doctor: If you dislocated your shoulder and you are in a lot of pain, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a dislocated hip?

What are symptoms of a dislocated hip?

Extreme pain: Pain is the primary symptom, with inability to walk or even move a secondary. It usually takes a large amount of force to dislocate a hip, and a large amount of effort to get it back into place. Without a trauma like a motor vehicle accident, it is very rare. ...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 are some ways to fix a dislocated hip?

Reduce: Closed reduction under some form of anesthesia is the most common procedure. If the hip can not be successfully reduced closed, then an incision may need to be made which would then be known as an open reduction. ...Read more