Shoulder Dislocation

Thursday, 23 January 2020 by

When our shoulders are working correctly, we rarely notice them.  We use them to brush our teeth and our hair; we use them to drive, to lift objects, to point to things, and to convey a point we are passionate about.  However, when there is a problem with the shoulder, we realize just how much

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and provides movement in multiple directions. All types of people can incur shoulder injuries that require surgery. Sports-related injuries include a torn rotator cuff. Traumatic falls on the shoulder or dislocation of the joint can also result in a tear that requires surgery or repair.  

Shoulder instability affects thousands of Americans across the country each year. For most, it is an inconvenience, and annoyance that needs treating but is not essential to their life and survival. But for one population getting back to 100% following shoulder instability is essential for their livelihood. A recent study published in the Journal of

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Mostly, shoulder dislocations occur following a sports injury or a fall. What happens when a shoulder dislocates is that the tendons that connect the muscles to the bone and the ligaments that connect bones together, become torn or stretched. The symptoms of shoulder dislocation are; Swelling Bruising Numbness Tingling Weakness in the fingers, arm, hand

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, with the round portion of the upper arm bone (humerus) fitting into the socket, which is a groove in the shoulder blade. With a dislocated shoulder, the entire rounded ball comes out of the socket. A partially dislocated shoulder involves only part of the ball coming out