Optimal treatment of shoulder dislocations
Occasionally, an accident, fall, or other injury to the shoulder results not in a fracture but in spontaneous slippage of the humeral head out of the socket. This slippage is not only extremely painful and associated with limitations in mobility, but also poses a great risk of further injury. In the case of shoulder dislocation, the first thing to do is to have urgent reduction of the humeral head performed by a specialist in the emergency room or by a specialist.
The rapid examination provides information on whether further damage has occurred to the tendons, ligaments or joint cartilage as part of the so-called shoulder dislocation. Prompt treatment, in turn, reduces the risk of long-term or permanent damage to the shoulder.