Patients in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, & Estero, FL

The shoulder joint has the largest range of motion in comparison to other body joints. The joint is unique in its extended reach and wide range of mobility. However, this range of motion can also allow the joint to experience  shoulder injuries, such as a dislocation. In the Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero areas shoulder instability surgery by Dr. Goldberg can help.

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Description

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus bone slips out of the shoulder socket. The bone can slip completely or partially, causing pain and discomfort.

Symptoms

A dislocated shoulder can occur while performing strenuous activity; many athletes dislocate their shoulder during a match or game. When the humerus bone detaches from its original position, patients can experience the following symptoms:

  • Swelling at the shoulder joint
  • A numbing sensation
  • Weakness in the arm or shoulder
  • Bruising or coloration around the shoulder

A dislocated shoulder can be dislocated in a forward, backward, or downward manner. Typically, dislocations occur when the humerus bone slips forward and down out of the socket; this usually occurs when the arm performs a throwing motion. Patients can go to their Naples surgeon or physician to diagnose the injury.

Treatment

For most shoulder dislocations, a physician can “pop” the bone back into place. However, if an individual has a history of dislocations, and their arm frequently moves out of socket, surgery may help. During a procedure, Dr. Goldberg can stabilize and reposition the arm bone. Dislocation surgery in Naples, Florida can prevent future stability problems and dislocations from occurring.

Recovery

After a procedure, the arm may be placed in a sling to prevent movement. Recovery may depend on each individual. Within a few months after a procedure, patients can experience better mobility and maneuverability in the shoulder. Patients can choose Dr. Goldberg for dislocation and shoulder surgery. He treats patients from Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and the surrounding areas.