One option is to allow the patient’s arm to rest, and the accompanying inflammation to subside. This is accomplished through the use of a sling or external rotation brace. Physical therapy and prescribed exercises follow to help regain motion of the extremity. The unfortunate downside of this option is that individuals who dislocate a shoulder once are much more susceptible to future dislocations.
The Orthopedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide conservative treatment options for Shoulder conditions and injuries.
Dr. Todd Kim ~ Orthopedic Surgeon
“Although I treat many patients with similar orthopedic injuries, I believe that the best outcomes for patients result from individualized treatment plans. Not every injury is the same. And to be sure, every patient has his or her own goals. Whether your hope is to return to a high level of competitive sports or to be able to walk your dog without pain, forming the best treatment plan requires excellent communication and trust with your surgeon. I am committed to listening and working with you to find the best treatment approach for your injury and lifestyle.”
Dr. Todd Kim is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in complex and traditional shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle conditions and treatments.
Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic
The Orthopaedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide comprehensive services to all members of the family.