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Dislocation

Overview
A complete shoulder dislocation means that the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is all the way out of the socket (glenoid).

Symptoms
Swelling
Numbness
Weakness
Bruising

Causes
Fall on an outstretched arm
Direct blow to the shoulder

Diagnosis
Physical examination and medical history consultation
X-ray

Treatment
Closed reduction (placing the ball of the upper arm bone back into the joint socket)
Immobilization
Rest
Application of ice
Physical therapy
Bracing
Surgery

Source: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00035

 

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