Question - Dislocated Shoulder

by John Warren
(Phoenix, AZ.)

My son recently dislocated his shoulder during football practice.

He is a sophomore with 2 years left and the season is over. At the time of the injury we were aware of the seriousness of a shoulder dislocation and possible re-occurance %'s being so high.

The x-rays from the hospital showed no ligament or cartilage damage but, what I recently have read they would be hard to see and an MRI should have been performed to accurately determine if anything was torn. If the ligaments are torn will they heal themselves with a therapy program? Is arthroscopic repair the only solution?


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