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Can I have a full, normal range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes
Surgery for a dislocated shoulder involves repairing the labrum back to the glenoid.
The glenoid is the socket of the shoulder joint and is significantly smaller the the humeral head, which is the ball. To make up this size difference, the socket is surrounded by the thick labral tissue. This tissue is torn during a dislocation, repair prevents instability and shouldn't limit motion.

In brief: Yes
Surgery for a dislocated shoulder involves repairing the labrum back to the glenoid.
The glenoid is the socket of the shoulder joint and is significantly smaller the the humeral head, which is the ball. To make up this size difference, the socket is surrounded by the thick labral tissue. This tissue is torn during a dislocation, repair prevents instability and shouldn't limit motion.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Yes
Most modern shoulder stabilization surgery tries to restore normal motion.
Some revision procedures using bone transfers may lead to loss of external rotation. Joint stability is usually more important than motion.

In brief: Yes
Most modern shoulder stabilization surgery tries to restore normal motion.
Some revision procedures using bone transfers may lead to loss of external rotation. Joint stability is usually more important than motion.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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