Classic history and presentation: The general presentation of shoulder dislocations is exquisite pain at the shoulder joint, a history of shoulder trauma, and limited motion of the shoulder. There will be a loss of the smoothness or roundness of the appearance of the affected shoulder, and a prominent acromion may be visible.
Prevalence: The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. There is a propensity for this injury to occur in teenagers and young athletes, with a high rate of recurrence if not managed surgically.
- Male gender
- Participation in contact sports
- Young age at time of initial injury or dislocation