Shoulder Dislocation Topic Guide

Shoulder Dislocation Shoulder Dislocation: The shoulder may be dislocated if it is wrenched up and backward. When the bulb of the humerus (upper arm bone) is pulled out of its socket, it is painful and incapacitating. Treatment of a shoulder dislocation is relatively simple and successful, however; people are more likely to experience another dislocation sometime in their lives, and may require surgery.

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