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What is dislocated shoulder? Why is it such a big deal?

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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Instability

Shoulder dislocations are really only a problem when they become recurrent.
Many individuals experiencing dislocation for the 1st time can recover fully after this event with restoration of strength and motion. However the younger the individual the more likely this will become a recurrent problem requiring surgical stabilization, especially in the young athlete involved in collision sports.

In brief: Instability

Shoulder dislocations are really only a problem when they become recurrent.
Many individuals experiencing dislocation for the 1st time can recover fully after this event with restoration of strength and motion. However the younger the individual the more likely this will become a recurrent problem requiring surgical stabilization, especially in the young athlete involved in collision sports.
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Ball out of Socket

When the ball of the joint comes out of its socket the shoulder is dislocated.
The reason why it is significant is because for this to happen, in most cases, important structures are damaged while this occurs. Those structures can include ligament tears, labral tears, tendon tears, and bone fractures. Often, if these aren't fixed or heal properly, then the shoulder pop out again.

In brief: Ball out of Socket

When the ball of the joint comes out of its socket the shoulder is dislocated.
The reason why it is significant is because for this to happen, in most cases, important structures are damaged while this occurs. Those structures can include ligament tears, labral tears, tendon tears, and bone fractures. Often, if these aren't fixed or heal properly, then the shoulder pop out again.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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