Dislocated Shoulder Reno NVDislocated Shoulder Repair Offered at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV

A dislocated shoulder is a common injury, particularly among young athletes and the elderly. In fact, people tend to dislocate their shoulders more often than any other joint in the body. If you’ve dislocated your shoulder and you’re in the Reno, Nevada, area, the professionals at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic can help diagnose and repair your injury.

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus (the upper arm bone) comes entirely out of the shoulder socket (as opposed to a subluxated shoulder, which occurs when the humerus comes only partway out of the socket). This generally results from impact or undue force on the shoulder joint, although it can also occur when the arm is sharply twisted. Because the shoulder joint is so mobile, a shoulder can dislocate in almost any direction.

In many cases, one can tell just from looking at a shoulder that it has been dislocated, as it will have a bump or appear to be out of place. Other symptoms of a dislocated shoulder include the following:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Muscle spasms
  • Inability to move the shoulder joint

The pain associated with a dislocated shoulder is intense (often so intense that it causes sweating, nausea/vomiting, lightheadedness, or fainting) and it tends to increase when the affected arm is moved.

In many cases, the professionals at our Reno, NV, facility can treat a dislocated shoulder using a closed reduction, in which they gently ease the humerus back into the shoulder socket. Patients often report experiencing immediate pain relief after undergoing a closed reduction. In more severe cases (such as where the surrounding tendons or ligaments are torn, where the nearby blood vessels or nerves are damaged, or where the patient has already suffered multiple dislocations), we may need to perform surgery to realign the bones or tighten the surrounding tissue.

Because the pain and swelling associated with this condition will only increase as time passes, if you have suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Reno, NV, area, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s office as soon as possible to arrange for treatment. We look forward to helping you repair your injury and regain shoulder function.

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Reno, NV 89521

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Carson City, NV 89705

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Carson City, NV 89703

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Gardnerville, NV 89410

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Hawthorne, NV 89415

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Yerington, NV 89447

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South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

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"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."