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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References in periodicals archive ?
Saladino has a concussion and Delmonico, while first thought to have a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint, had a clean MRI and will resume baseball activity Wednesday.
Surgical versus conservative interventions for treating acromioclavicular dislocation of the shoulder in adults.
1 And it is known that most of the posterior dislocation of the shoulder occur due to epileptic seizures.
From hippocrates to eskimoa history of techniques used to reduce anterior dislocation of the shoulder.
Humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) is an uncommon, although perhaps under-recognized, finding associated with anterior dislocation of the shoulder.
He reported multiple falls on his shoulder with subluxation but no full dislocation of the shoulder.
Skirving, "Transchondral fracture dislocation of the shoulder," The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery--British Volume, vol.
Posterior dislocation of the shoulder is a rare injury that occurs secondary to trauma and seizures.
Also, while posterior dislocation of the shoulder is generally known among sports medicine practitioners, it is often unrecognised which could lead to the incorrect diagnosis of idiopathic frozen shoulder at a later stage.
The right shoulder x-ray (FIGURE 2) revealed luxatio erecta--an inferior dislocation of the shoulder.
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.