What is the Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation and Shoulder Instability?
Once the joint is relocated, Dr. Mazzara will assess the patient’s full range of motion, obtain X-rays an MRI and other diagnostic tests to determine the extent of shoulder instability caused from the injury.
Dr. Mazzara may immobilize the injury by placing the arm in a sling or other device for several weeks to allow healing. A combination of ice, rest and eventually, physical therapy-to help strengthen the shoulder joint-will be recommended.
Some cases of shoulder instability or dislocations may require minimally invasive or open surgery, for more severe damage. Dr. Mazzara recommends arthroscopic surgery for many patients and can perform this procedure for the patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities. Arthroscopic surgery has been proven to be highly effective in repairing shoulder instability and returning patients to their normal activities in a shorter amount of time
For more information regarding a dislocated shoulder and shoulder instability, or to learn more about arthroscopic shoulder surgery as a shoulder dislocation treatment option, please contact Dr. James Mazzara, shoulder specialist, serving Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford Connecticut communities.