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Dislocated Shoulder

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The shoulder is your most mobile joint. This also means it's the most easily dislocated. If it happens, all that matters is finding the most experienced expert you can. We hope it helps to know that our orthopedic doctors are national leaders. Whether in the ER or our offices, we can help repair your shoulder and ease your pain.

The shoulder joint can be dislocated in several directions, depending on where it is hit. It can be partially or fully knocked out of the joint. Most commonly, the bone pops forward (imagine a throwing motion). Less common but just as painful, it can also pop backward or downward. In all cases, having an expert assess and treat is essential to proper healing.