Shoulder Dislocation Diagnosis

How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, exams, processes, and other information relating to the diagnosis of Shoulder Dislocation below.

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How to Diagnose Shoulder Dislocation


The doctor will ask about your symptoms and how the injury occurred, and will examine the injured area. Diagnosis is also based on the physical exam of your shoulder area. The doctor may do an x-ray to rule out a related fracture or damaged surrounding soft tissue and to see which direction the shoulder is dislocated.



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What It Is
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Shoulder Dislocation Causes
Causes
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Shoulder Dislocation Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Shoulder Dislocation Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms
Symptoms
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Shoulder Dislocation Complications
Complications
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Screening for Shoulder Dislocation
Screening
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Shoulder Dislocation Medications
Medications
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Shoulder Dislocation Prevention
Prevention
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Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Treatment
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Shoulder Dislocation Care
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