Dislocation of Shoulder

What is shoulder dislocation?

An injury that causes the upper arm bone to pop out of the shoulder blade socket is known as dislocated shoulder or dislocation of the shoulder. Shoulder disclocation is a condition that needs prompt medical care. A proper treatment can restore the complete shoulder function in a few weeks of time.  Dislocation of shoulder will make the shoulder joint unstable and dislocation can repeat for many times.

What are the symptoms of shoulder dislocation?

Signs and symptoms of dislocated shoulder include:

Severe pain
Inability to make movements with the joint
Bruising or swelling
Visible out-of-place shoulder
Tingling near the neck or down the arm
Seek immediate medical care if one experiencing any of these symptoms.

What are the causes of shoulder dislocation?

Shoulder joint is one of the most frequently dislocated joint in the human body. Some of the major causes of shoulder dislocation can be the following:

  • Falls
  • Trauma
  • Sports injuries

How is shoulder dislocation diagnosed?

The doctor will carry out a thorough physical examination and medical history analysis. Apart from that, he may also suggest an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis.

What are the treatments for dislocation of shoulder?

Treatment options for shoulder dislocation include:

  • Closed reduction
  • Surgery
  • Immobilization
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation

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