3 Types of Shoulder Dislocations

July 26, 2021

What is a shoulder dislocation?

The shoulder joint is called a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is the rounded top of the bone in the upper arm (humerus), which fits into the socket — the cup-shaped outer part of the shoulder blade. When the top of the humerus moves out of its usual location in the shoulder joint, the shoulder is said to be dislocated. A related injury called a shoulder subluxation occurs when the top of the humerus is only partially displaced and not totally out of its socket.

3 Types of Dislocations:

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Why you should come to Comprehensive Physical Therapy after a shoulder dislocation?

By Dr. Billy Beaudreau, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

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