Posts Tagged: dislocated shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder – An Overview of the Latest Research

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body, with approximately 2 percent of Americans suffering from a dislocated shoulder at some time in their life. An interesting study performed at the Orthopedic Biomechanical Laboratory in Long Beach, California, run by Dr. Patrick McMahon and colleagues, looked at the amount of force that… Read more »

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… Read more »

Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Explains Management of Midseason Traumatic Shoulder Dislocations in Athletes

What do you do if your shoulder dislocates in the middle of a competitive season? Does a shoulder dislocation mean you cannot compete the rest of the season? The August 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons included an excellent review article outlining a treatment plan and a return to… Read more »