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What to do if I have shoulder dislocation?

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Dr. Don Buford
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Reduce the joint

Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling.
It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you.

In brief: Reduce the joint

Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling.
It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you.
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