Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine Questions Shoulder dislocation

Would my daughter need surgery for a dislocated shoulder?

My daughter dislocated her shoulder in one of her volleyball games. Right now, she's in a brace but it's been two weeks. If it doesn't heal properly, would she need surgery?

1 Answer

What is her age? If she is younger than 20, she is very likely to have recurrent dislocation. Depending on her age and activity level, she might elect to treat it surgically, however, she could live with this if she wanted.