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Pop goes the shoulder– now what?

Pop goes the shoulder– now what?

If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

“The longer you wait to have the dislocated shoulder put back in place, the harder it is to do.” Explains Dr. Julia Rawlings, University Orthopaedic Center. “With time, the tissues around the joint swell and the muscles spasm. Depending upon the facility you go to, the length of time the shoulder has been dislocated, and the age of the patient, medication may be needed to help reduce the shoulder.”

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  • American Board of. Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Stanford Medicine