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Most commonly, the ball of the humerus bone rolls out of the glenoid when the arms are struck while the elbows are held out (i.e. collisions in football).
Dislocation can also happen when:
• the ball of the humerus is forced backwards.
• Landing on an outstretched hand to break a fall
• Direct blow to the front of the shoulder
• Athletes in contact sports, such as football or hockey
• Athletes in sports that involve frequent falling, such as
gymnastics, skiing or volleyball
• Active people between the ages of 18 and 25
• Older people with weaker ligaments or a greater tendency
to fall down
• A visibly deformed shoulder
• Swelling or bruising
• Extreme pain
• Inability to move the arm
• Numbness, weakness, or tingling around the neck or down the arm
• Painful muscle spasms around the shoulder
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.”