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Shoulder Dislocation - Multi Specialty Hospital | Bangalore Orthopaedic and Surgical Hospital | BOSH | Bangalore

The doctor will have to place the humerus back into the joint socket in what is known as a “closed reduction.” The pain stops almost immediately when the shoulder joint is put back into place.

Once the joint is put back in place, ice should be used 3-4 times a day and the shoulder should be immobilized in a sling for several weeks. When the pain and swelling begin to go away, rehab exercises can help restore the shoulder’s range in motion and to regain muscle strength.

If the condition becomes chronic, a brace can sometimes help, or surgery may be recommended to repair and tighten the torn or stretched ligaments that help hold the joint in its place.