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Shoulder Dislocation

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(Dislocated Shoulder; Glenohumeral Dislocation)

 

Treatment

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 .
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://www.aaos.org/

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
http://www.sportsmed.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org/

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org/

 

References


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aaos.org . 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: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ . Published 2006. Accessed July 9, 2009.

 

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