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A dislocated shoulder occurs when the ball (known as the head) of the shoulder joint (humerus) is forcibly separated from the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula). The ball, which is relatively large, fits into a shallow socket, making the shoulder joint very mobile but very unstable. This makes it susceptible to partial dislocation (subluxation) and dislocation. A dislocation is a severe joint injury involving tearing of ligaments and other structures around the shoulder. Once the joint is relocated, it is not ‘fixed’. The shoulder needs ongoing treatment and rehabilitation to repair the soft tissue damage and to restore strength and safe flexibility. 

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