Shoulder dislocation (shoulder instability) – our treatment

Acute shoulder luxation, colloquially known as dislocation of the shoulder joint, happens quickly during sport, for example, and causes severe pain. As a result, there may be permanent shoulder instability that limits your mobility. Depending on your age, treatment of your shoulder dislocation or shoulder instability can initially be carried out using conservative methods, such as special exercises from physiotherapy or taping to stabilise your shoulder area. However, if you have severe shoulder instability - often as a result of an earlier shoulder dislocation - treatment by surgery may also be useful. Surgical stabilisation of the shoulder is usually carried out especially for young, sporty patients.
There are various reasons for shoulder instability: Tear of the joint lip (Bankart lesion), bony injuries or substance defect of the socket. Comprehensive imaging diagnostics are usually required to assess the severity of the injury. Our shoulder specialists at Schoen Clinic Neustadt have extensive experience in the surgical treatment of shoulder dislocations and shoulder instabilities. Your subsequent healing time depends on individual factors, but either way, targeted physiotherapy is necessary after a shoulder dislocation.

Conservative treatment methods

Surgical treatment methods


General information about Shoulder instability

Shoulder instability can have various causes, usually it is the result of a dislocation. More about causes and symptoms can be found here.