dislocation of the shoulder

dislocation of the shoulder

Etymology: L, dis + locare + AS, sculder
any of several kinds of displacement of the bones of the shoulder joint, including acromial joint disruption and separation and dislocation of the glenohumeral joint with the humeral head displaced anteriorly and inferiorly.

Patient discussion about dislocation of the shoulder

Q. I have dislocated my shoulder for the 3rd time, what I can do in order to avoid surgery? This is an old injury that keeps coming back. I have been dealing with this unstable shoulder for more than 5 years now. In the past few weeks I've visited 3 different doctors, all said that I can't avoid surgery this time or it with keep on dislocating spontaneously. Even though the docs are thinking that it's a lost cause,I got a really good feeling that I will manage to fix my shoulder 100% with no surgery involved. Is there any known therapy I should try before admitting to my surgery?

A. Here (http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/generalshoulder/a/bankart_2.htm and http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/shouldersurgery/a/dislocation_3.htm) you can find a discussion about your dillema - surgery or not

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Recurrent anterior dislocation of the shoulder after surgical repair.
Bilateral fracture dislocation of the shoulder is a rare event [1-3].
There was a high risk, if he took another bang on it, there could be a dislocation of the shoulder.
1-3 A 35-year-old man presented with bilateral anterior dislocation of the shoulder (BADS) with bilateral brachial plexus injuries following a nightmare.
Bradford gave a debut to France international Julien Rinaldi but lost influential second rower David Solomona with a further dislocation of the shoulder he damaged in the opening game of the season and will send the former New Zealand international for tests.
But the dislocation of the shoulder has gone back in well, he couldn't see any fracture, which is good, and it's a case of going to see a physiotherapist later in the week and working out a plan of rehabilitation.
Reportable major injuries would include: Fracture other than to fingers, thumbs or toes; Amputation; Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine; Any injury leading to hypothermia, heat-induced illness or unconsciousness.
Thomas already wears a harness because he played this season with a shoulder subluxation, which is a temporary, partial dislocation of the shoulder joint.
He said: ``I ended up in hospital a couple of times and have a permanent dislocation of the shoulder, but racing myself has given me a better understanding of speedway.
Two Irish riders also ended up at Frenchay, Eric Smiley with a suspected dislocation of the shoulder and Joanne Jarden with a suspected broken leg.
Dislocation of the shoulder - can happen during a simple fall.
Physio Wayne Morton said last night: "If anyone has a chance of playing so soon after a dislocation of the shoulder, it is Adam.