Shoulder Dislocation and Repair
The shoulder is held securely in place by the ligaments, capsule, and muscles that surround the joint. Whenever these structures are weak or injured, shoulder instability and dislocation can occur. Shoulder dislocation is a common injury in contact sports. If enough force is applied to the shoulder when the arm is in a vulnerable position, the humerus or ball can pop out from the shoulder socket. This is called a shoulder dislocation.
To learn how we repair shoulder dislocations at the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, visit https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/conditions/dislocated-shoulder/.