Dislocated Shoulder

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Shoulder dislocation is the painful condition resulting from the upper arm bone coming out of the shoulder joint. This condition can be partial or total, and it can be anterior or posterior.

  • A partial dislocation occurs when the upper arm is partially out of the shoulder socket.
  • A complete dislocation occurs when the upper arm is completely removed from the shoulder socket.
  • Anterior dislocation is a forward and downward dislocation. It is more common than a posterior dislocation.
  • Posterior dislocation is a backward dislocation.

People who experienced shoulder dislocation have an elevated risk of incurring another. The maintenance of strength and flexibility in the shoulder can help prevent future shoulder dislocations.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Visible deformity

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