Shoulder Dislocation

What’s the difference between a shoulder dislocation, subluxation and separation? A dislocation is when the main ball and socket joint (glenohumeral joint) goes completely out of socket. A subluxation is when the ball slides slightly out of socket but then goes back into place on its own. A separation involves the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) which is the connection between the collar bone (clavicle) and the bone on top of your shoulder (acromion). This usually results in a bump on top of your shoulder. To learn more about injuries of the shoulder please click on the following links: Labral Tear – Shoulder

2020-08-31T20:39:43-06:00 August 31st, 2020|Articles|