What could you do to maintain your muscle mass while you're resting your dislocated shoulder?

Isometric exercises. If allowed by your dr. Isometric exercises can safely be done to maintain the strength of the shoulder while resting after a shoulder dislocation. If not then therapy after the shoulder as you can help to restore the strength of the shoulder.
Isometrics. Can do muscle contractions until your dr. Says its safe to begin rom and some strengthening exercises.

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What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

It depends.... There are many exercises that can strengthening the muscles of the shoulder after a dislocation. However, these exercises may depend on the type of dislocation (anterior vs. Posterior), as well as if there were any other injuries (nerve entrapment, tears, etc.) best to consult with your family or sports medicine doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or physical therapist for specific recommendations. Read more...
Anterior Dislocation. Most dislocations occur when the humerus shifts anteriorly in relationship to the glenoid = anterior dislocation. I suggest a thrower's 10 program (http://www.Orthonc.Com/sites/default/files/forms/physical_therapy/sports_protocols/throwers_ten_exercise_program.Pdf) with bands/ light wt. Avoid tricep dips, & push-ups/ bench (w/ >90 elbow flexion) b/c these position the shoulder in a vulnerable way. Read more...

What is an example of a good excercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

Physical Therapy. A good place to start is with a good pt. The goal is to have good muscle balance between the intrinsic shoulder stabilizers (rotator cuff) and extrinsic muscles that cross shoulder joint. Function of the muscles that control the position of the shoulder socket (scapular stabilizers) is also critical. A good home program designed by a pt is your best bet! Read more...