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Surgery may be best treatment option for multidirectional shoulder dislocations

While multidirectional instability of the shoulder (MDI) has been traditionally treated without surgery, research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, shows surgery is also effective for this type of dislocation.

We examined 41 athletes who received arthroscopic surgery for MDI, and noted 73% returned to play at equal or only slightly lower level than before the injury,” commented M. Brett Raynor, MD, lead author from Steadman Philippon Research Institute Program. “Our study group included patients at an average three years out from surgery.

Source: Medical News Today

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