Shoulder dislocation

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

The shoulder dislocation is an injury that occurs when the humeral head (the main arm bone) slips out of the joint cavity. Usually the result of a direct blow to the shoulder or a fall in the whole body on the extension arm rests. It is a painful injury that prevents moving the arm. Sometimes the humerus comes to tear the capsule that surrounds and damages the ligaments of the shoulder, making projecting the bulk of the humeral head. They are more likely to suffer an injury that people who practice certain sports, like judo, hockey, rugby, skiing and handball. Usually, to treat dislocated shoulder sling is placed on the arm for at least four weeks. Next, it is advisable to do rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the muscles in the area. If the injury is repeated frequently, surgery may be necessary.

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