Shoulder instability

People who experience a shoulder dislocation are at higher risk of developing arthritis in the shoulder. This is particularly true for those who experience multiple dislocations or instability events. The more instability a patient has, the higher the risk that they cause damage to other structures in the shoulder such as the cartilage, bone, and/or rotator cuff. Accordingly, treatment is focused on reducing the risk for repeat instability events and reducing the risk of developing these other injuries.

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