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How long does it take to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

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The time frame for recovery from a shoulder dislocation is really determined by the damage that is caused during a dislocation. In some case the amount of pathology is minimal. Then return to sport can happen within a few weeks. To learn more about the damage that can occur when a shoulder is dislocated, check out our blog here.

Typically, if there is minimal damage to the shoulder, a person can return to sport within a few weeks. This is usually how long it takes for the swelling to settle and for them to regain range of motion and strength.

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Predicting recurrent shoulder instability

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We recently published the findings from our research study that predicts who is going to have recurrent shoulder instability after a first traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. You can read more about our research paper online here https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/bmjosem/5/1/e000447.full.pdf In essence, it shows that predictors of recurrent shoulder instability are have a bony bankart lesion, being aged between 16 and 25 year, having high levels of pain and dysfunction at baseline, having high levels of kinesiophobia at baseline, and dislocating your dominant arm. Being immobilised and wearing a sling after your first dislocation decreases your risk of recurrent shoulder

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Shoulder Dislocation Pathology

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Any movement of the humeral head out of the socket can result in damage to your shoulder joint. Younger people tend to damage the labrum, while people over the age of 40 years tend to tear a rotator cuff muscle.

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Should you have surgery after a shoulder dislocation?

Posted by Margie Olds on

The decision to have surgery after a shoulder dislocation can often be a difficult one, with many different factors to consider. We have listed the 8 different factors for you to consider while you make the decision about whether or not you decide to have surgery after your shoulder dislocation.

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