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Shoulder Dislocation

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(Dislocated Shoulder; Glenohumeral Dislocation)



Do not try to force the bones back into place. Seek medical care immediately. Delaying treatment increases the chance of permanent damage to the shoulder joint.
Treatment includes:
If you are diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder, follow your doctor's instructions .


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine



Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation



American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: . Accessed July 9, 2009.

Quillen DM, Wuchner M, Hatch RL. Acute shoulder injuries. Am Fam Physician. 2004;15;70:1947-1954.

Shoulder problems. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: . Published 2006. Accessed July 9, 2009.


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