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Dislocations of the shoulder occur when the head of the humerus is forcibly removed from its socket in the glenoid fossa. It's possible to dislocate the shoulder in many different directions, and a dislocated shoulder is described by the location where the humeral head ends up after it has been dislocated.Patients with a previous shoulder dislocation are more prone to redislocation. This occurs because the tissue does not heal properly and/or because the tissue stretches out and becomes more lax
Treatment of dislocated shoulder treatment may involve closed reduction, surgery, immobilization, medication, rehabilitation, etc. Younger patients have a much higher frequency of redislocation than patients in their 50s and 60s. Many physicians believe that age is less of a predisposing risk factor for redislocation than activity level.