The shoulder is the most often dislocated joint in the body due to its mobility. Dislocation occurs when the head of the humerus is dislocated from its socket. Symptoms and signs of a shoulder dislocation include nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, weakness, and sweating. There are various methods of reducing a dislocation and returning the humeral head to its normal place. The method for reduction of a shoulder dislocation depends upon the type of dislocation, the patient, the situation, and the clinician's experience. Intravenous narcotics and muscle relaxants are often administered to relax the muscles and relieve pain. Read more: Dislocated Shoulder Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- Ativan (lorazepam)
- codeine (for Pain)
- diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)
- diazepam - oral, Valium
- lorazepam - oral, Ativan
- lorazepam - injection, Ativan
- diazepam - injection, Valium
- lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5, Dilaudid-HP Injection, Exalgo) for Pain
- lidocaine HCl injection, Xylocaine
- fentanyl patch (Duragesic)
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)
- midazolam injection, Versed (discontinued brand)
- midazolam - oral syrup, Versed
Prevention & Wellness
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- Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries
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- Shoulder Dislocations a Sports Hazard
- First-Time Shoulder Dislocations Helped by Surgery
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