While the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, unfortunately, its range of motion makes it easier to dislocate.
There are multiple types of dislocations. One is a partial dislocation or subluxation which is when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is not completely out of the socket (glenoid). A complete dislocation is when the humerus is all the way of the socket. Both can be painful and cause shoulder instability. Doctors treat these problems with the help of orthopedic instruments. The instruments are provided by trauma implants manufacturer in India.
Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms
- Shoulder pain that can radiate down the arm
- Weakness in arm
- Bruising around the shoulder
In some cases, tendons or ligaments in the shoulder can be torn and nerves can be damaged.
The shoulder can dislocate backward, forward, or even downward. A common dislocation happens when the shoulder slips (anterior instability). This happens when the humerus moves out of the joint down and forward at the same time which can occur from a throwing motion.
Diagnosis of Shoulder Dislocation
Typically, an X-ray can reveal the site of the dislocation. In some cases, an MRI may be required to determine if there is damage to the surrounding tissue.
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
The doctor will have to place the humerus back into the joint socket in what is called “closed reduction”. The pain stops almost immediately when the shoulder joint is put back into its position.
Once the joint is put back in place, ice should be used 3-4 times a day and the shoulder should be immobilized in a sling for many weeks. When the swelling and pain begin to go away, rehab exercises can help restore the shoulder’s range in motion and to regain muscle strength.
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If the condition becomes chronic, a brace can sometimes help, or surgery may be recommended to tighten the torn or stretched ligaments that help to hold the joint in its position. Surgeons sue orthopedic implants and surgical instruments in the surgery, provided by the orthopedic implant distributors in India.