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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?

Injury or congenital: There are 2 broad categories of shoulder instability. Some patients have a traumatic injury that leads to a shoulder dislocation or subluxation and sometimes recurrent instability. Other patients are born with "loose" shoulders (and often other loose joints) and may have shoulder dislocations without significant trauma. Without knowing a little more history it would be difficult to determine for u ...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 different 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 you're shoulder is dislocated?

How can tell if you're 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