Treatments for shoulder dislocation

The article was consulted professionally by Master, Dr. Le Quang Minh – Orthopedic Surgeon – General Surgeon – Share99 Da Nang International Health Hub.

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When dislocated shoulders, treatments can be pulled and bandaged for about 2-4 weeks for new shoulder dislocation and surgical treatment for old shoulder dislocation or recurrent shoulder dislocation.

1. What is dislocation of the shoulder?

Shoulder joints are the most mobile joints and often have to move in the most different directions in the body. The shoulder joint consists of a pan of the shoulder blade containing the bridge crown of the arm bone.

Dislocation of the shoulder joint occurs when the crown of the arm bone is dislocated from the shoulder blade pan.

People with dislocated shoulders may be either partly or completely dislocated. There are many people who have dislocated shoulders over and over again. Some of the causes of dislocated shoulder joints include:

  • Due to injury while playing sports or sports.
  • Due to a car accident, this is the most common cause of dislocation of the shoulder.
  • Due to falling stairs or slipping.
  • Carrying heavy objects suddenly, the wrong position will have a high risk of dislocation of the shoulder.

Heavy workouts

Wrong-position workouts can cause shoulder dislocation

Although dislocation of the shoulder does not pose a danger to the patient's life, it can cause pain and discomfort. However, each person can control the condition by minimizing the above risk factors.

Symptoms of dislocated shoulders may include:

  • Shoulder deformation is clearly visible to the naked eye; touching the shoulders of the hollow joints due to the crown of the arm bone that has bounced out;
  • Severe pain in the shoulder joint;
  • Swelling or bruising of the shoulders, arms;
  • Inability to move shoulder joints.
  • Dislocation of the shoulder can also cause anesthesia, tingling near the injury area. The muscles in the shoulders may have more painful spasms.

Dislocation of the shoulder usually occurs when the patient does not detect his condition and does not have a timely treatment plan. Some possible shoulder dislocation complications include:

  • Dislocation of the shoulders causes the axillary artery to be clogged due to damage to the middle layer and the upper layer.
  • The pain of dislocating the shoulder causes the movement in the shoulder to be restrained, because the shoulder joint is a joint with a large activity, ensuring flexible activities, movement of the body such as balancing, throwing, holding,…
  • Neurological damage complications: dislocation of the shoulder can cause nerve damage, especially paralysis of the exponential nerve. When this complications occur, the patient will lose sensation of the delta muscle area, after the joint still does not form the arm. Heavier can completely paralyze the nerve limbs.
  • Vascular damage
  • Accompanying fractures

Shoulder joint pain

Dislocation of the shoulder causes severe pain for the person
  • Rupture of the edge of the pan
  • Shoulder swinging belt injury

People with dislocated shoulders if treated correctly and in time will quickly recover to their normal state. However, the possibility of repeated, recurrent shoulder dislocation is highly likely if you are mis-positioned or have physical damage inside the shoulder joint.

2. What's wrong with your right shoulder?

So what about dislocating your right shoulder? Accordingly, before going to the hospital, you should understand the steps to repair shoulder dislocation at home to avoid experiencing complications later. Processing steps include:

  • Limit movement and movement: When you dislocated your shoulder, the first thing you should do is stop moving or move your shoulder joint to avoid adding more force to your joints. By shaking hands, rotating joints or joints can cause joint damage; muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels around the shoulder joint may be more severely affected than they were originally.
  • Fix shoulder joints: Next, use cloth tape to fix the shoulder joint to support the damaged joint.
  • Cool compresses: Apply cool compresses on the shoulder joint area to quickly soothe the pain and reduce swelling.
  • After the pain is reduced, you should go to the hospital to check the shoulder joint for appropriate shoulder dislocation treatment.

Shoulder joints

Patients can apply cool compresses to help temporarily overcome the symptoms of pain caused by dislocation of the shoulder

3. Treatment of shoulder dislocation

When dislocated shoulders, treatments can be pulled and bandaged for about 2-4 weeks for new shoulder dislocation and surgical treatment for old shoulder dislocation or recurrent shoulder dislocation. Specifically:

  • Shoulder reflexes: This is a common treatment for dislocation of the shoulder when the new dislocation and mildness, the doctor can re-fold the dislocated shoulder with some slight manipulations to help the shoulder bone get back in the right position. Depending on the degree of pain and swelling, you will be prescribed medication until the shoulder bone returns to its original position, the symptoms will improve immediately.
  • Surgery: You may have to do surgery if the shoulder joint or ligament is weak, with the element of re-contraction even if it has recovered and strengthened its function. In some cases, surgery may be required if nerves or blood vessels are damaged.
  • Fixed: this method uses a fixed belt to hold the shoulder steady for several weeks. The time it takes to wear a fixed belt depends on your shoulder dislocation.
  • Medications: Your doctor may prescribe painkillers, reduce edema to help you feel comfortable while waiting to get rid of the disease.
  • Rehabilitation: When you get a shoulder brace or remove the bandage, you will begin the rehabilitation process.

If the condition is mild, does not affect the large nerves or damage inside the joint, the shoulder joint will likely improve in a few weeks. If it works too early after a dislocated shoulder, it may damage the shoulder joint or disloyal again.

Post-stroke rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is one of the most effective shoulder dislocation treatments today

4. Methods to help control and prevent dislocation of the shoulder

  • Reduce shoulder operations: When you have dislocated your shoulder, you should not repeat the movement that increases the risk of dislocation, trying to avoid painful movement. Do not lift heavy objects, raise your hands above your head until the shoulder joint is completely improved.
  • Cool compresses: Apply cool compresses around the shoulder area to help reduce inflammation and pain. It is recommended to use a cool bag to compress the wound for about 15-20 minutes. It is recommended to apply cool compresses several times a day.
  • Maintain joint flexibility: You should do some gentle exercises as directed by your 2016 physical treatment doctor. This will help maintain the range of movement in the shoulder area.
  • For healthy people who have not dislocated shoulders, it is recommended to train the body regularly so that the muscular system is always toned, the joints work flexibly.

Share99 International Health Hub offers less invasive shoulder artoscopy for patients with shoulder joint diseases. With a modern endoscopic operating room system and a team of highly specialized and experienced doctors, Share99 Ha Long can treat most of the shoulder joint diseases such as recurrent shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, rotating tip disease, osteoarthritis, shoulder joint injuries in sports,…

Master. Dr. Le Quang Minh has been trained at major orthopedic trauma centers in the country as well as received intensive training in Joint Replacement, Articcopy, Hand Surgery … taught by experts from the American, Australian, European Orthopedic Trauma Society. A person with extensive experience in the fields of surgery.

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