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Why is the shoulder more commonly dislocated than the hip?
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Dr. Daniel Haffner
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Anatomy
The shoulder joint is a little like a golf ball on a tee, and relies on ligaments and muscles to remain in position (located).
The hip is more like a ball inside a socket, or a bowl that wraps halfway around the ball. It is much easier to knock a ball off a golf tee, than out of a bowl.

In brief: Anatomy
The shoulder joint is a little like a golf ball on a tee, and relies on ligaments and muscles to remain in position (located).
The hip is more like a ball inside a socket, or a bowl that wraps halfway around the ball. It is much easier to knock a ball off a golf tee, than out of a bowl.
Dr. Daniel Haffner
Dr. Daniel Haffner
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Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Shoulder dislocation
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and has a flat "socket" called the glenoid.
The hip, like the shoulder, has a "ball, " however the socket is very deep leading to much greater stability.

In brief: Shoulder dislocation
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and has a flat "socket" called the glenoid.
The hip, like the shoulder, has a "ball, " however the socket is very deep leading to much greater stability.
Dr. Marc Schneider
Dr. Marc Schneider
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