A dislocated shoulder is a common injury. Your shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in your body and allows the arm to move in many directions during everyday life. Due to this incredible flexibility, your shoulder joint is at risk of becoming unstable.
Dr. David Colvin, trained in orthopaedic surgery in Perth. David's specialty is knee and shoulder surgery and sports injuries.
What is a dislocated shoulder?
A dislocated shoulder occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of its socket. This dislocation may tear the shoulder capsule, known as a labral tear.
The shoulder can dislocate both forwards and backwards. Generally speaking, most shoulder dislocations are anterior dislocations. This means that the ball is forced out the front of the socket.
How does a dislocated shoulder occur?
Shoulder dislocations occur in two situations.
- A traumatic dislocation occurs with high force from a fall or sporting injury. This usually causes a labral tear.
- Some patients experience shoulder dislocation with minimal force. That's because their joints are very loose. They may experience shoulder dislocation or shoulder subluxation. That's where the ball slips partially out of the socket but is not a complete shoulder dislocation.
Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation
Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation is a minimally invasive operation. It allows Dr Colvin to correct instability of the shoulder joint. The procedure is also called arthroscopic labral repair and is performed to stop the ball of the shoulder joint from coming out of its socket. It’s performed as keyhole surgery to treat shoulder dislocation.
Get in touch with us!
Dr David Colvin consults at:
Western Orthopaedic Clinic
Suite 213, 25 McCourt Street,
Subiaco WA 6008 (Perth)
- These rooms are part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
- Parking is available on site.
Dr David Colvin operates at: