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How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation.. I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets).
Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation.

In brief: Depends

Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets).
Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation.
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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It can be effective.

Assuming you had an anterior dislocation, you probably have a 50 to 80% chance of redislocation your shoulder even with rehab.
So, if you have a second dislocation despite rehabilitation i would seriously consider arthroscopic labral tear repair.

In brief: It can be effective.

Assuming you had an anterior dislocation, you probably have a 50 to 80% chance of redislocation your shoulder even with rehab.
So, if you have a second dislocation despite rehabilitation i would seriously consider arthroscopic labral tear repair.
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