Recurrent Dislocation Of The Shoulder


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    Recurrent Dislocation Of The Shoulder

    Suffering from shoulder dislocation and instability? If you are suffering from this problem, then feel free to book an appointment online to get treated by one of the best orthopaedic doctors.

    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

    Recurrent Dislocation Of The Shoulder

    What is a Shoulder Dislocation?

    The shoulder is a ball and socket joint , with the elliptical/ oblong humeral head articulating with the relatively flat socket ( Glenoid ). It is an inherently unstable configuration however it provides a high degree of mobility.

    Shoulder is one of the most frequent joints to dislocate because of this reason. There are however structures that help in maintain the shoulder stability:

    • The rotator cuff
    • The shoulder ligaments
    • The shoulder labrum
    • The depth and breadth of the socket
    • Static Stabilizers

    When you dislocate your shoulder there may be an injury to any or all of these stabilisers . Your risk of developing a recurrent dislocation of the shoulder depend on:

    • Age
    • The severity of injury


    Acute management of a Shoulder dislocation is an emergency and should be done as early as possible . Generally a closed reduction is done under sedation or General anaesthesia to aid in reduction of the dislocation and to decrease a risk of fracture.

    Long term Management 

    In younger individuals (<30) yrs , non operative treatment leads to a very high (80-100 %) rate of recurrence and requires a surgical intervention in form of arthroscopic Bankart repair.

    30-40 age group a trail of conservative treatment with physical rehab and strengthening may be tried.

    In age group above 50 the shoulder dislocation may be associated with rotator cuff tears and needs to be managed accordingly.

    Arthroscopic Bankart repair gives excellent results in the long run with decrease in the risk of re-dislocation. Active individuals are able to pursue athletics/sports post the procedure.

    An arthroscopic Bankart repair
    An Animation describing the procedure

    Why Choose Us?

    Dr. Aditya Sai is a renowned surgical orthopedic doctor practising in Mumbai. He has 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of specialization in Shoulder Surgery, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy And Joint Preservation.


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