Dislocations of the shoulder occur when the head of the humerus is forcibly removed from its socket in the glenoid fossa. Ninety percent or more of shoulder dislocations are anterior dislocations, meaning that the humeral head has been moved to a position in front of the joint. Posterior dislocations are those in which the humeral head has moved backward toward the shoulder blade. Symptoms involves a visibly deformed or out-of-place shoulder, Swelling or bruising, etc.
Radiographs are made to confirm the diagnosis. Most dislocations are apparent on radiographs showing incongruence of the glenohumeral joint.Dislocated shoulder treatment may involve: Closed reduction, Surgery; Immobilization, Medication; Rehabilitation, etc.