How to manage recurrent shoulder dislocations
THE shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. The trade-off for the increased mobility is that the shoulder can be become unstable and dislocate.
Unfortunately shoulder instability is common, mostly with anterior dislocations.
We know that a shoulder that is left unstable and continues to dislocate will become arthritic.
The likelihood of arthritis appears to increase with the number of dislocations suffered.
These days most shoulder stabilisation operations are performed arthroscopically, and the