What can I risk by dislocating my shoulder?

Author of the answer : Dr Régis GuinandCatégorie : instabilité

Each episode of shoulder instability contributes to aggravating the destabilizing lesions of a shoulder, so each dislocation facilitates more and more the next …
In case of anterior dislocations (the head goes far forward) it is not exceptional (although rare) that the nerve of the arm (brachial plexus) are injured with a risk of motor paralysis or loss of sensitivity of a part
limb (hand, fingers).

In the long term an unstable shoulder is a shoulder that wears much faster than a normal shoulder (osteoarthritis causing pain, stiffness) sometimes requiring the installation of a shoulder prosthesis …
However, an intervention does not guarantee the absence of this osteoarthritis but helps to slow down or reduce it.