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Shoulder joint dislocation

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Force on a joint can cause a dislocation. The force pushes the bone out of the socket, which may damage surrounding ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

Review Date 7/7/2019

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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