Shoulder Dislocations - Conditions and Treatment

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Case description

Shoulder dislocation is a dislocation of glenohumeral joint. The shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. There are 2 types of dislocations: anterior and posterior. 95% of all dislocations are anterior ones. There is also an inferior subluxation of the shoulder presented. The author presents the mechanism that leads to this pathology and gives a thorough explanation. Moreover a possible treatment is discussed. One of the most commonly injured structures involving the shoulder joint dislocation is the axillary nerve. It arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus and supplies the teres minor and deltoid muscles, as well as the skin of the shoulder. Its injury results in numbness in the shoulder area and weakening of the shoulder.

tags: pain glenohumeral joint sprain SYMPTOMS


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