Shoulder dislocations

Often due to a shallow glenoid socket compared to the diameter of the shoulder joint causing ligaments or the capsule to stretch or tear the labrum making the joint dislocate or sublux. 97% of dislocations are anterior, but joints may also dislocate posteriorly and inferiorly. Dislocations can be caused by trauma due to significant force such as a traffic accident or a minimal force depending upon the strength of the surrounding ligaments and muscles. Treatment includes relocating the shoulder into joint followed by a period of rest in a sling and physiotherapy. Open or arthroscopic surgery may be considered after the initial episode or if shoulder dislocation is recurrent.

More posts

Blog posts

  • Shoulder Muscle Pain

    The shoulder is one of the most elaborate joints in the body. It is formed by numerous bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. It is the most flexible joint in the body and allows us to throw, climb, hug, dab and loads more. Because the shoulder joint is so flexible, it is very prone to injury […]

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation

    Why do I need arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation surgery? The reason someone may need arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation is that their shoulder has become unstable due to an injury. This injury may have occurred as a result of a fall or running into something. This is quite common in contact sports, for example. This injury can loosen […]

  • What Is Patella Instability?

    The patella is your kneecap. It is one of three bones that makes up the knee. All of these bones have cartilage on their mating surfaces. It is this cartilage that allows them to move smoothly when you bend and straighten your knee. The patella is also enclosed by a tendon. This tendon connects the […]