Shoulder Instability Treatment Singapore

Shoulder Instability Treatment Singapore.  The term “shoulder instability” constitutes a spectrum of disorders that includes Shoulder dislocation, subluxation and laxity. When the shoulder slips partially out of joint, this is called subluxation. A dislocated shoulder occurs when the shoulder comes completely out of joint. There are some people who have a capsule that is a little bit too loose.

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus separates from the scapula at the glenohumeral joint.

Shoulder instability means that the shoulder joint is too loose and is able to slide around too much in the socket. In some cases, the unstable shoulder actually slips out of the socket. If the shoulder slips completely out of the socket, it has become dislocated. If not treated, instability can lead to arthritis of the shoulder joint.

Shoulder Instability Treatment Singapore

Shoulder Instability

What Are The Symptoms of Shoulder Instability?

  • The main symptom of a shoulder dislocation is severe pain at the shoulder joint.
  • The patient will have great difficulty moving your arm even a little bit.
  • If the shoulder is touched from the side, it feels mushy, as if the underlying bone is gone (usually the humeral head – top of the arm bone – is displaced below and toward the front).

What Are The Causes of Shoulder Instability?

A common cause is due to injury to the shoulder during a fall or a sports related injury. Other causes may include very lax or hyper mobile joints.

How is Shoulder Instability Diagnosed?

  • X-ray: A set of shoulder x-ray is usually standard in diagnosing a shoulder dislocation. They are used to determine the presence of a dislocation, and also to check for other injuries (such as a fracture of the upper humerus or tearing of the ligaments connecting the collarbone to the shoulder blade).
  • MRI may also be obtained to confirm the diagnosis

Shoulder Instability Treatment Singapore

A surgical procedure of closed reduction is usually done to return the shoulder to its normal position.

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NOTE: If you strongly suspect you or someone you know has a shoulder dislocation, seek medical attention immediately. Waiting several hours before seeking treatment could result in unnecessary suffering and further damage to tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. For more information, please call (65) 6476 2106 –   24/7