A shoulder dislocation is an injury that occurs when the top of the arm bone (humerus) loses contact with the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula).
The joint between the humerus (arm bone) and scapula (shoulder blade), also called the glenohumeral joint, is a ball-and-socket joint–the ball is on the top of the humerus, and this fits into a socket of the shoulder blade called the glenoid. About 95% of the time, when the shoulder dislocates, the top of the humerus (ball)pops out in front of the shoulder blade–an anterior dislocation. In less than 5% of cases, the top of the humerus pops out behind the shoulder blade–a posterior dislocation.A shoulder dislocation generally occurs after an injury such as a fall or a sports-related injury.
A shoulder dislocation should always be treated by medical staff and is put back into position under medical supervision by a trained doctor. It is then usually placed in a sling for a few weeks and then physiotherapy starts . We ensure the recovery of normal movement and progress you though a strengthening programme. If a shoulder continually dislocates a patient may be referred for a surgical opinion.Physiotherapy is always recommended after any surgical intervention.
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