Shoulder Dislocation

In shoulder dislocation, the head of the humerus is out of the joint.


Types of dislocation – 4 types

  • Anterior (most common)
  • Posterior (seen in individuals after an electric shock, seizures)
  • Inferior
  • Superior


  • Falling on outstretched hand.
  • Lifting arm over the head and rotating externally.
  • It is also seen in individuals after electric shock and following seizures.


  • Pain
  • Inability to move the arm


  • Closed Reduction procedure to gently move the bones back to the position.
  • Surgery might help in patients with weak shoulder joints or ligaments
  • Wearing a special sling for 3 weeks, to keep the shoulder from moving.
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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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