Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that's part of your shoulder blade. The shoulder is the body's most mobile joint, which makes it susceptible to dislocation.

If you suspect a dislocated shoulder, seek prompt medical attention. Most people regain full shoulder function within a few weeks. However, once you've had a dislocated shoulder, your joint may become unstable and be prone to repeat dislocations.

A dislocated shoulder is an injury when your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that is part of your shoulder blade. The shoulder is the body's most mobile joint, which makes it more susceptible to dislocation than others.

If you suspect a dislocated shoulder, you should seek medical attention immediately. Within a few weeks, most people regain full shoulder function. However, once you have had a dislocated shoulder, the joint may become unstable and become prone to repeat dislocations.

To speak to a physician about a dislocation, contact Dr. Felix H. "Buddy" Savoie or Dr. Michael J. O'Brien.


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