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Dislocated Shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder Symptoms and Causes

Dislocation of the shoulder means the displacement of the upper arm bone (humerus) out of the shoulder joint. The shoulder can dislocate in several ways, including falling on an outstretched hand or on the shoulder itself, or by a direct blow to the front of the shoulder, or the violent twisting of the upper arm. A shoulder can be partially or completely dislocated. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and deformity of the upper arm and shoulder.

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