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.
Dislocating a shoulder needs no description. In the unfortunate event this happens to you, we hope you'll come straight here to Spectrum Health. Our nationally-recognized and experienced orthopedic specialists will do everything they can to ease your pain.
We assess your immediate care, and then we look at the long term. We ask questions to learn more about the right treatment for you. We'll check for underlying damage to muscles, tendons or ligaments that could cause trouble later. Then, from simple splints to traction or minimally-invasive surgery, our treatment will get you healing.