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How can I find out if I tore something during a dislocated shoulder?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: MRI.

An MRI may be indicated.
The most common "tear" that can happen after shoulder dislocation is a rotator cuff tear. An MRI would be able to assess that, as well as other soft tissues.

In brief: MRI.

An MRI may be indicated.
The most common "tear" that can happen after shoulder dislocation is a rotator cuff tear. An MRI would be able to assess that, as well as other soft tissues.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dislocated shoulder

Good quality MRI is your best bet.
Check with your orthopedic specialist.

In brief: Dislocated shoulder

Good quality MRI is your best bet.
Check with your orthopedic specialist.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MRI

Dislocated shoulders almost always tear the surrounding capsule.
Mri can be more specific.

In brief: MRI

Dislocated shoulders almost always tear the surrounding capsule.
Mri can be more specific.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Shoulder tear

The force to dislocate the shoulder from trauma is enough to cause many other injuries to surrounding tissue , get and MRI if pain persists more than 10 days.

In brief: Shoulder tear

The force to dislocate the shoulder from trauma is enough to cause many other injuries to surrounding tissue , get and MRI if pain persists more than 10 days.
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Dr. Andrew Lipton
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: MRI

Mri (with contrast) or ultrasound are best imaging options to evaluate for a torn labrum.

In brief: MRI

Mri (with contrast) or ultrasound are best imaging options to evaluate for a torn labrum.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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