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You can have peace of mind knowing that the skilled experts in our Orthopedic Center's Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program have treated thousands of babies and children with many arm and upper extremity conditions. We provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care, and we benefit from our advanced clinical and scientific research.
A shoulder dislocation happens when too much force or pressure is applied to the ligaments connecting the arm to the shoulder, and the bones are separated. Imagine the shoulder and the top of the arm as a socket and ball—if too much force is applied, the ball can pop out of the socket causing a dislocation.
• Although your child's shoulder may move temporarily move back in place, you should always have a physician
diagnose and treat any dislocation.
• Symptoms of a dislocation may include pain, swelling, deformity, warmth, bruising or redness in the injured area,
and difficulty using the injured area in a normal manner.
• Your child's physician will typically treat a dislocated shoulder with a splint or cast, pain medication and traction,
with surgery only for the most severe cases.
• Provided your child follows any activity restrictions and stretching and strengthening rehabilitation programs
prescribed by his or her doctor, re-injury should be avoidable.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”