Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Dislocation 2017-02-17T18:25:22+00:00

Sports Medicine – Shoulder Dislocation

A shoulder dislocation occurs when the shoulder joint is wrenched upward or backward, forcing it out of the socket. This injury is common in contact sports. About 95% of shoulder dislocations occur in the anterior inferior direction, causing pain and loss of motion in the arm and shoulder.

Symptoms

  • Lack of mobility of the shoulder
  • Numbness throughout the arm
  • Pain in shoulder radiating down the length of the arm
  • Shoulder and arm feel frozen in place

Treatment

  • Placement into sling or splint
  • Immediate medical consultation
  • Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary

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