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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the shoulder?
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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Shoulder Instability
Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint.
The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn.

In brief: Shoulder Instability
Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint.
The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dislocation.
A shoulder dislocation happens when the head of the upper arm bone dislocates from the socket of the shoulder blade that it sits in.

In brief: Dislocation.
A shoulder dislocation happens when the head of the upper arm bone dislocates from the socket of the shoulder blade that it sits in.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Shoulder dislocation
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and if the ball does not stay in the socket then it is a dislocation.
Be careful of the commonly confused shoulder separation which is a dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint and not the shoulder joint proper.

In brief: Shoulder dislocation
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and if the ball does not stay in the socket then it is a dislocation.
Be careful of the commonly confused shoulder separation which is a dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint and not the shoulder joint proper.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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