Dislocated Shoulder

Dislocated shoulders are one of the most common traumatic sports injuries.

The majority of cases are anterior dislocations, where the humerus moves forward out of the glenoid fossa. There may be damage to the labrum on the glenoid, disrupted ligaments and occasionally a compression fracture of the humerus. It is best to get the shoulder x-rayed to check for any fractures and it needs to be reduced (put back in the socket) as quick as possible. It is then very important to start an intensive exercise programme with your physiotherapist to try reduce the risk of re-dislocating