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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.

Our Specialists

Mr Brian Cohen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb) and Specialist in Orthobiologic Therapies

Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)