Orthopedics: Shoulder Injuries

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Shoulder dislocation management


We generally think that patients that are under 25 who suffer a first-time dislocation are at a relatively high risk of recurrent dislocations, upwards of 85 percent or more.


You need to seek medical attention after your first dislocation, either with your family doctor, a physiotherapist, or, primarily, an orthopedic surgeon because the main treatment, if you develop recurrent dislocations, is surgical reconstruction of the damaged tissues in the shoulder joint.


With a first time dislocation, it is not necessary to get an X-ray done.


If a person suffers a shoulder dislocation on the field during play, the best case scenario is if a trainer or coach can put the should back in place before going to the hospital.


If you suffered a first-time shoulder dislocation or have recurrent dislocations of your shoulder, you should rehabilitate with a physiotherapist, seek the advice of your family physician, and get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon

From a torn rotator cuff to impingement from playing sports, you may need shoulder surgery. Find local orthopedic surgeons for info on knee surgery options including knee arthroscopy and knee replacement.

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