How should you sleep after shoulder dislocation reduction?

With a sling. Ina recliner helpfulso you dont roll on sore shoulder.
In a sling. The best way to protect your shoulder from dislocating in your sleep immediately after a shoulder dislocation and relocationis to sleep in a sling.

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How is a shoulder dislocation typically reduced?

Depends... The way that shoulders are reduced is dependent on the direction it has dislocated. Many shoulder dislocations will reduce spontaneously as your are moving around on your way to the emergency room. If the shoulder is still dislocated in the emergency room, the reduction maneuver chosen by the doctor will be based on the xray findings. Read more...
Various. There are a number of maneuvers that can reduce a dislocation, often in combination with some sedative/relaxer/pain med. Usually pulling on the arm with some counter-traction is sufficient. Xrays are usually needed afterward to check the status of any fractures. Read more...
Sedation. Usually in an emergency room you would be sedated and a doctor would then skillfully manipulate (reduce) the dislocation (put it back in place). Read more...

What will my life be like after a shoulder dislocation?

Age/activity dictate. The risk of sustaining a recurrent shoulder dislocation is higher in the adolescent than the young adult. Recurrence risk continues to decrease with increasing age. Contact sports and overall shoulder muscle weakness and poor rotator cuff musculature rehabilitation are also poor prognostic indicators. Read more...
Normal . First time shoulder dislocations usually do well. You are a little out of the demographic to have another although it can happen. If it comes out again you should see a shoulder doc. Read more...

Could doing pull-ups cause another shoulder dislocation?

Yes. After a shoulder dislocation many activities can lead to another shoulder dislocation especially with arms overhead while supporting weight. It is best to ease into theses activities and adjust weights based on how the shoulder feels. Read more...
Shoulder dislocation. Yes pullups put stress on the shoulder joint and you could get another dislocation. Read more...

What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

Rehabilitation. At 41, with proper exercise and rehabilitation, the risk of another dislocation is very low. At 21, the risk of recurrent dislocation, is very high, even with proper therapy. A proper course of therapy and daily strengthening exercises will help the most. Surgery is used for those who do not or will not achieve appropriate stability with therapy alone. Read more...
A sling. A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but , in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment. Read more...

Constant shoulder dislocation e.R. Dr think I'm drug seeking what do I do?

Find a SportsMed doc. Go see a sports medicine specialist, preferably someone who has a primary care or non-operative background. See if physical therapy can strengthen your shoulder (rotator cuff) enough to prevent any more dislocations. If you're beyond that, an orthopedic shoulder specialist can offer you different surgical procedures to keep you from dislocating. Be prepared for lots of rehab afterwards! Read more...

Could you have a sudden shoulder dislocation that immediately pops back in?

Yes. This is termed a subluxation or a dislocation with spontaneous reduction. These usually happen in patients with multidirectional instability, but can happen in other types of shoulder instability. Read more...
Dislocation. Yes this condition can happen. The term for this is a subluxation. If it continues you need an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

Stabilization. Surgery may be indicated depending on your age and activity level. Often, the procedure can be done arthroscopically to repair torn cartilage (labrum) and ligaments. Read more...
Full Diagnosis? Depending on your age and the extent of injury the procedure may require several repairs. The type of surgery ( open or arthroscopic) often depends on the experience and skill of the surgeon. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-specialist.Htm http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/unstable-shoulder.Htm. Read more...
Stabilization. Shoulder stabilization is the name of the procedure. It is usually done on an outpatient basis. Usually takes about 2 hours. There are other forms of stabilization, depending on your specific findings. Read more...