Differences in Shoulder Dislocations Based on Age

 As recently reported by Murthi and Ramirez (2012) in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about one out of five shoulder dislocations are experienced by individuals older than 60. While older people who suffer from a dislocated shoulder have a lower chance of experiencing a reoccurrence, compared to younger individuals, they have a greater chance of experiencing other injuries to the brachial plexus, axillary nerve and/or rotator cuff.  Multiple injuries in this population which include, for example, a dislocated shoulder and rotator cuff tear, are sometimes overlooked in older individuals.  For more info, see: https://www.jaaos.org/content/20/10/615.abstract

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