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My daughter has loose ligaments in her shoulder. Should she have surgery?
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe no
The benefits have to outweigh the risk.
A good orthopedic evaluation would tell if the shoulder would be restricted more and if the surgery is even necessary. Frequently exercise corrects this.

In brief: Maybe no
The benefits have to outweigh the risk.
A good orthopedic evaluation would tell if the shoulder would be restricted more and if the surgery is even necessary. Frequently exercise corrects this.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: PT for instability
Most patients who have "loose ligaments" in their shoulder can improve enough with strenghtening exercises (physical therapy) that surgery is not required.
If symptoms fail to improve, surgery can be very effective. Be sure to consult with a surgeon who frequently treats shoulder instability. Good luck!

In brief: PT for instability
Most patients who have "loose ligaments" in their shoulder can improve enough with strenghtening exercises (physical therapy) that surgery is not required.
If symptoms fail to improve, surgery can be very effective. Be sure to consult with a surgeon who frequently treats shoulder instability. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Probably not yet
If she is a teenager or younger, physical therapy for strengthening of the joint is often very effective and may avoid surgery.

In brief: Probably not yet
If she is a teenager or younger, physical therapy for strengthening of the joint is often very effective and may avoid surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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